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.
WORKING NOTES FROM JACQUELINE QUINN:
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.