Rounding It Out a Cycle of Sonnetelles
- List Price: $37.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780226644103
- ISBN10: 0226644103
Rounding It Out is not only about these themes, but also, through reflection, about its own chosen form. Each of the poems is a cross between a sonnet and a villanelle, a formal innovation Pack calls a sonnetelle. Employing meter and rhyme, assonance and alliteration, Pack takes delight and finds consolation in the sensuousness of the English language even in the face of mortality and ongoing personal loss.