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PETRARCHAN by Kristina Marie Darling reviewed on Poet Hound

PETRARCHAN by Kristina Marie Darling reviewed on Poet Hound


Petrarchan by Kristina Marie Darling

Published by BlazeVox in 2013, Kristina Marie Darling’s collection titled Petrarchan takes its inspiration from Francesco Petrarca, a poet born in Italy in 1304. Inspired by a woman named Laura de Noves, he wrote a collection of love poems and Kristina Marie Darling has taken the chapter titles of her collection from his bibliography and her appendixes are based on found text in Pertrach’s sonnets. Her style is evident here with footnotes, dictionary terms, and glimpses of images that leave the reader to imagine a full text being commented on. As always, Darling’s work is beautiful and inspiring while exposing fragility of human nature and its emotions. In much of Darling’s collections there are references to pale skin, faint music, mysterious rooms, doors, locks, and they all wind their way into this collection in a way that is just as fascinating as all of her other works previously reviewed on Poet Hound. If she ever offers a boxed set, I would urge anyone to spring for it immediately. For now, I am always eager for the next collection and proud to share samples with you, readers:

4. Inaccessible.
1. Something unattainable by ordinary means.
2. Meaning that one seems frigid or unapproachable.
3. Referring to a research station on the North Pole (See also: Pole of Inaccessiblity).
5. The painting renders her conscious mind as a window overlooking a barren field. To an untrained eye, the ice gathering on the ledge seems to herald a lengthy solitude.
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National Poetry Month Limerick Contest!


BlazeVOX's National Poetry Month Limerick Contest!

-Win a free book with your limerick



Holy cats, it's true. We are inaugurating a National Poetry Month email contest for limericks. We provide the first two lines and you write out the rest and send to us by email. The top three entries of the month will win a BlazeVOX book from our extensive catalog of fine books! So get writing anddo stop by our shop to see which title you'll choose when you win! So hurray!


According to Wikipedia, a limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.


Please send your limerick to Clarice Waldman, care of limerick@blazevox.org



Informal rules:


- There is no fee to enter.

- Please send up to three limericks per person, per monthly contest.

- We will not use any of your information to track you, send you unwanted emails or sell  your information for any reason what so ever.

- This is only for fun, so yes, obscene poems are considered just fine.

- Prizes will be sent to 3 people for their winning poems, which will be posted in our blog.

- Winners will be informed by email and they can pick one [1] BlazeVOX book, which is currently in production and available in our store. http://www.blazevox.org/index.php/Shop/

- Please send your limerick to Clarice Waldman, care of limerick@blazevox.org



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BlazeVOX Limerick Contest

Choose any of these first two lines from these limericks to work on your own limerick: 

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1 -


To his friend, Ned said, rather blue,

"My wife Jenny just told me we're through,



2 -


A monkey who live in the zoo

Got terribly bored with the view



3 -       


A worthy writer, history relates

Was scuffling with some of his mates


4 -


A very rude boy from down the Hall

Wrote these very funny words on a wall


5 -


There once was a poet from Peru

Who had a lot of growing up to do,


6 -


A bather whose clothing was strewed

By winds that left her quite nude





There was an old goat with a beard

Who said, "it's just how I feared!


8 -


There once was a poet from the south;

Who rarely opened her mouth.


9 -


A new farmer's hand named Mull

Accidentally began milking a bull



10 -


Once a young poet of literature

Whose reader completely forsook her.

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