Involuntary Lyrics by Aaron Shurin

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



Using Shakespeare's sonnets, this book shows how the involuntary expression of language is suffused with cultural intent, how much the rhythms of the past permeate the present—and how many lost friends, lovers, and opportunities can be heard in the music of the current moment.

About Aaron Shurin

See more books from this Author
Aaron Shurin is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Paradise of Forms: Selected Poems, one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 1999. He lives in San Francisco.
Published November 1, 2005 by Omnidawn Publishing. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Involuntary Lyrics

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Yet regardless of how they race or meander, some anchor always governs, be it form's faint dictate-each poem contains 14 lines-or that ""each 'Involuntary Lyric' ends its lines with the same words as a correspondingly numbered Shakespeare sonnet,"" as Shurin reveals in ""A Foot Note."" While Shak...

| Read Full Review of Involuntary Lyrics

Rate this book!

Add Review