Risk a Verse: A Year in Daily Sonnets
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An ambitious poetry collection that will defy readers' preconceptions of what a sonnet can be.
RISK A VERSE, at its heart, is a window into the poet's life, with simple pleasures and dramatic high points, annoying setbacks and painful heartbreaks, and through it all, the steady rhythm and rhyme of the sonnet, played with, explored, and thoroughly enjoyed... RISK A VERSE will delight sonnet-lovers with its experimental, playful, curious and creative approach to that most elegant of verse-forms.
--IndieReader (IR Approved)
That Libby Weber would attempt the feat of a sonnet a day alone is worth praise. Her success in meeting her goal and producing such an pleasing anthology should be strongly applauded.
In writing these fourteen-line poems to record and experience every day of her life, Weber has created a memoir that travels through the full gamut of the human experience and the whole range of emotions. With fascinating insights into her life outside writing and her connections to the entertainment world, the collection records an exciting life in a unique and entertaining way.
--Readers' Favorite (five-star review)
The poet's playful style lends freshness to each of her sonnets...The wide array of topics covered--classical music, current events, the mechanics of grammar, a pet's inner monologue, etc.--challenges conceptions of what a sonnet is and should be. At the same time, the poet's liberal references to contemporary culture make this collection accessible."
--The BookLife Prize