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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Robert Sheppard: 3 Twittersonnets published in NOON

Three of my 'Microbius' twittersonnets have been published in Issue 12 of Noon: journal of the short poem, ‘hammerhead’, ‘lucretius’ and ‘micrographia’. They were written for the ‘Life is Short’ day at Bluecoat, Liverpool in November 2015. (See here).

The ‘twittersonnet’ is a form supposedly devised by Rene Van Valckenborch (actually, he devised the ‘twitterode’ first) and there are 100 of them in A Translated Man (see here and randomly here). These are all on display on Twitter. There is another in my forthcoming Pet 3. Here’s one that I may be dropping from that sequence (sorry Kylie):

 august kylie

peel off h
er slutty
hunch hand
 over face

 trailing
smooth (ph
oto) legs
to red sit

ting tipto
es/milky s
ilk/shiny-

red heels’
 toppled a
rches/hylé



Issue 12 is now online: see 

It is also available as PDF here: 

‘This issue’s a bit longer than previous ones,’ notes editor Philip Rowland, ‘so I’ve arranged the contents in four parts, each of which comprises a sequence of poems within the issue as a whole.’

I noted poems by Laurie Duggan and Alistair Noon and Peter Robinson on my initial skipping through. There are poems by:

Dean Brink, Helen Buckingham, David Burleigh, Markeith Chavous, Bill Cooper, Joseph Cooper, Cherie Hunter Day, Susan Diridoni, Laurie Duggan, Carrie Etter, Robert Farrell,  Jane Frank, Bill Freind, Bob Heman, Kevin Heslop, Gary Hotham, Alan Ireland, Jim Kacian, Elmedin Kadric, John Levy, Marcus Liljedahl, Rebecca Lilly, Eve Luckring, Scott Metz, Michael Meyerhofer, Tristan Moss, Sheila E. Murphy, Peter Newton, Alistair Noon, Derek Owens, Christopher Patchel, John Phillips, Sophie Philips, Eric Rawson, Anna Reckin, Peter Robinson, Adam Rosenkranz, Agnes Eva Savich, Shloka Shankar, Robert Sheppard, Sandra Simpson, George Swede, Rick Tarquinio, Maurice Turcotte, Ian Willey, Mark Young, Peter Yovu.

NOON: journal of the short poem

There's a post on my other kinds of sonnet here.