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    Books of Sapphics?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Cadavar, Jan 21, 2015.

    Could anybody out there share with me a few titles of books containing only modern Sapphic poems?
     
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    In what sense? I know a few definitions of that word.
     
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    The style of poem, or poems using the stanza containing a meter that uses torchees, dactyls and Adonics.
     
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    Wow is that specific. I'm sorry, I'm finding it hard to come up with any names. Maybe certain translations of Theocritus, but honestly, I'm not sure I can think of any originally English collections that would interest you.
     
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    You may want to look at Rachel Wetzsteon's poems.
     
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    I'm not come across any books comprising entirely Sapphics, but Finch and Olivier's recent Measure for Measure: An anthology of poetic meters is an excellent anthology in which poems are organised by metre. It has a chapter of modern English poems written in Saphhics (11 poems) and Alcaics (6 poems), and also a chapter that includes poems in hendecasyllabics (7 poems). Not quite a whole book, but a nice selection. Plus you are very likely to find the rest of the anthology interesting too.
     

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