Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review of "Mozart" by Caroline Knox

"Mozart" by Caroline Knox was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on February 18, 2014.  A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:  http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23883?utm_source=PAD%3A+Mozart+by+Caroline+Knox&utm_campaign=poemaday_021814&utm_medium=email.

Caroline Knox has published numerous books of poetry.  Among her many awards and honors are a visiting fellowship at Harvard, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional biographical information may be found here:  http://www.wavepoetry.com/products/caroline-knox.

The poet reveals in her notes that her poem is an attempt to demonstrate Mozart's genius by noting "stunning and paradoxical facts" about the composer.  She includes a quote from Mozart's The Magic Flute in her otherwise free verse, non-rhyming poem.

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