Jacqueline Quinn


Jacqueline Quinn is a Bay Area poet and a "happy member of the newly formed National Writers Union." She is seeking a publisher for her completed manuscript, unearth sonnet and is currently at work on two separate books of verse: dust mustard powders from   me. and the lotus rope. Poems of hers will appear in a Spring issue of Ironwood.


My work with the sonnet comes from a desire to understand the historical dimensions of verse, which I consider to be left-brained, or logical in its patterns of rhythm and rhyme. My sonnets are meant as jazz renditions of an established form. The slashes are used to strengthen this effect, lending a syncopated quality. These sonnets maintain the traditional rhyme pattern, with the jazz entering through the syllabic use of the iamb.


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