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Chaos Is the New Calm (American Poets Continuum)by Wyn Cooper
Synopses & Reviews
Chaos is the New Calm expands the parameters of the sonnet form, putting rhymes in unusual places, inventing new stanza structures, and addressing a variety of subject matter ranging from travelogue to inner monologue, from social commentary to solitary musing. These poems are alive with sound, rhythm, and lyric insights into the world.
Wyn Coopers poem Fun” was adapted by Sheryl Crow for her hit song All I Wanna Do.” He collaborates on music and spoken word with novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Cooper is co-organizer of the Brattleboro Literary Festival. He consults for the Poetry Foundations Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.
From Verse Wisconsin Online:
These poems move along at an energetic pace often progressing by plays on words and a kind of free association logic or, to put it another way, a sort of six-degrees-of-separation” type of logic between both people and things.”
A sonnet and sonnet-like poetry collection ranging from travelogue to monologue, social commentary to solitary musing.
About the Author
Wyn Cooper has published three poetry collections, including Postcards from the Interior (BOA, 2005). His lyrics were recorded by Sheryl Crow for her hit song "All I Wanna Do." He collaborates on spoken word/music recordings with novelist Madison Smartt Bell, organizes the Brattleboro Literary Festival, and in 2009 worked for the Poetry Foundation at the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.
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