Friday, October 25, 2013

Review of "Pleasure" by Katie Peterson

"Pleasure" by Katie Peterson, a teacher at Tufts, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on October 25, 2013.  A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23732?utm_source=PAD%3A+Pleasure+by+Katie+Peterson&utm_campaign=poemaday_102513&utm_medium=email

The poem consists of 14 lines, an obvious nod to the sonnet form, but there is otherwise no reason to call the poem a sonnet.  The first thirteen lines describe various aspects of a meaningful past romantic relationship in the speaker's (presumably the poet's) life.  The last line is a real zinger.


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