https://youtu.be/WGxudzl2gJg or here: https://www.dempseyandwindle.com/cliffordliles The wait is over and my poetry collection The Thin Veneer is available now from Dempsey & Windle, good bookshops, this website and Amazon. The Thin Veneer is a distinctive collection that explores themes such as the fragility of our existence and relationships, the power of nature, the impact of technology and … Continue reading The Thin Veneer
Do you write poetry in free verse? Or do you prefer the discipline of forms? Perhaps you see the sonnet form as difficult? Well, the form discussed this month is easier to use than the sonnet form. Maybe this will encourage you to try it out. The sonnet is characterized through several key features: it … Continue reading Sonnet or Not – The Bref Double Form
In last month’s blog, I covered a range of definitions of where sonnets gather together in ones, twos and larger herds. Now let’s look at coherence between them. FAMILIAL TIES As with any creation in any medium there is a balance to be found within sequences between variety and coherence. Variety may be engendered through: … Continue reading Sonnet Sequences – Part Two
Vast herds of sonnets roam over the plains of literature. Where are they migrating to? Will the weakest be picked off by predators? One amongst them may be the pride of the herd. And what bonds them together? This month, I would like to touch upon the different types of sonnet sequences. Although I’ve tried … Continue reading Sonnet Sequences – Part One
Clifford Liles has won, been placed or shortlisted in many poetry competitions. His work has been published in several literary journals and magazines. His collection The Thin Veneer was published in July 2022 by Dempsey & Windle. He is now working on his second collection.