Do you want to explore ekphrasis? Read Diane Seuss's Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl. This poet is intense, funny, brilliant and class-conscious. Do you want to see how a contemporary poet handles the sonnet? Her new book is Frank: Sonnets.
Read a poem here: https://lithub.com/a-sonnet-by-diane-seuss/In 2019, Donovan writes that her poems "dance with form, turning it on its side and tearing it apart to create something new—as with the American sentences and sonnets with seventeen-syllable lines in her latest book, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl. I love what I call ‘freaking form,’ she tells me. “Like a bathtub that can be made into a shrine to the Virgin Mary.” To read the whole interview, go to
If you would like to hear her read in person at St. Mary's, register for the Zoom link: https://www.saintmarys.edu/evening-diane-seuss-registration-form