Please Add This To The List: Teaching Bernadette Mayer's Sonnets

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Please Add To This List

Teaching Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets and Experiments

Please Add To This List paperback, 66 pages: 978-0927920087


25 years ago Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets were published in a run of 1,000 copies and quickly went out of print. Sonnets continues to be loved and taught as an underground classic, often on sunbleached photocopy.

Finally in 2014 Tender Buttons Press publishes an expanded 25th Anniversary Edition of Sonnets. To celebrate, this teaching guide with the first review of Sonnets from Poetry Flash, and an expanded version of Bernadette Mayer’s Experiments along with a sampling of responses in answer to her call: “Please add to this list.”


Now even more poets, students, parents, scholars, pets and aliens can write poems after reading Bernadette Mayer’s Experiments.


*errata notice: please note the quotation leading into Sophie Seita's contribution, "Unlikely Sonnet," contains a mistaken word: "Exercises" should read "Experiments".  In our editing, the sometimes colloquial name for Bernadette's Experiments replaced the official title.