The Suicide Sonnets (Google eBook)

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 8, 2010 - Poetry
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About the author (2010)

Eddie Morales started writing poetry in High School, where he was first introduced to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, and Edna St. Vincent Millay, his three favorite poets today, forty years later. In between then and ten years ago, a span of thirty years, he saw a great decline in the area of rhyming poetry. No one rhymed anymore. Today, the beautiful art of rhyme is practically non-existent. Some established poets still rhyme, but you rarely see the works in print. Twelve years ago, Morales attended his first convention, and he was hooked forever on poetry. Although the poems presented were free verse, he listened carefully as he heard many of the poets attending, year after year, express concerns in regards to rhyming poetry. The public clamored for rhyming poetry, but the established poets were not forthcoming. This presented a great opportunity for change, and there was hope for the return of rhyming poetry. and so, a few years ago, Morales published his first book, A Reason for Rhyme. In his second book of poetry, presented here, the Suicide Sonnets, Morales combines the art of rhyme, using the sonnet in particular, with a topic very seldom discussed, and considered taboo by many. Despite the subject, the book ends on a note of hope, but to realize this, the book must be read from cover to cover.

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