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5.0 out of 5 stars
essential reading, 6 Nov. 2008
At last, here is a sonnet anthology that truly reflects the variety and depth of the form. It is a great place to start if you are interested in getting a feel for where the sonnet has been in recent times. It isn't cliquey or exclusionary like some anthologies and it avoids the mundane and predictable. What it is particularly exciting is its international scope: yes, American writers are well represented but so too is the rest of the English speaking world. Don't expect a manifesto or a diatribe, though. It lets the poems do the talking and the readers make up their own minds.