Sonnet by Grant Guy

Sonnet

what the hell is a sonnet
tell me, what is it
what is it good for
some people think you can get
drunk on a sonnet but
can you really drink a son
net can you eat a sonnet
you can’t even fuck a sonnet
so tell me what good are they

sure they are arrows
pointing inward outward outward inward
love poems in the place of love

so tell me what good is a sonnet
when love is a cracked mirror

My origins in art derive from theatre. Theatre is a story telling medium of the human condition. It may be hyper realism or absurd but it is of stories of the human experience. As my career moved from playwriting to prose and poetry I remain committed to the human experience.From the front jacket of the collection of short stores The Naked City by Sterling Silliphant – where a crime of violence and an act of infinite tenderness can occur seconds apart . . . In many respects that is what I am attempting to do with my poems and stories. I am interested in our individual humanity in a harsh and sometimes comical environ. I believe, if there is a god, god is a prankster. How else do we explain genitalia and Donald Trump. Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer and playwright. Former artistic director of Adhere + Deny. His writings have been published in Canada, the United States, Wales, India and England. He has three books published. He was the 2004 recipient of the MAC’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the WAC’s Making A Difference Award.

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