"The Sonnet" by William MulreadyBBC Poetry Series Explores ‘Why Form Is Fashionable Again’ The Society April 20, 2022 Poetry, Poetry Forms 2 Comments . Is form in poetry making a comeback? It is according to the BBC. In this BBC podcast series, aspiring poet Andrew McMillan talks to a group of “contemporary British poets who are re-framing traditional techniques to write about the modern world, exploring why form is fashionable again.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000wc0r Thank you to Paul Freeman who recommended this piece to the Society. . . NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Florian Diaz Pesantes April 20, 2022 Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for sharing this utterly interesting podcast! It relates to thoughts I frequently discussed with my young friend and poet Arthur L Wood, who enjoys different classic forms, rhyme and meter to express his perception of our world. I appreciate his works so much as I love to read the great ones of the past. I shall follow further emissions of this series with interest and pleasure. Kind regards Florian Diaz Pesantes, Winterthur Reply James A. Tweedie April 20, 2022 Let me add my plaudits to those of Florian. At last! A straightforward, intelligent, unabashed celebration of formal verse of the kind long-since relegated to either the margins of university English departments or the limited, although frequently passionate reach of private schools and academies. Even so-called Classics and English literature courses give short-shrift to what the BBC is daring to expose to an unsuspecting public–a public that, I hope, will be more open to the subject of formal poetry than the current free-verse literarchs would have us believe possible. Kudos to Paul for drawing this program to Evan’s attention and to Evan for passing it on to the rest of us. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.