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National Poetry Month: “Déjà vu Sonnet” By Cedric Ary

The Houston poet reads a poem, inspired by a conversation with a World War II veteran.


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Poet Cedric Ary
Poet Cedric Ary

"My first love is the sonnet," says Houston poet Cedric Ary. Why? "It's the challenge of writing to the iambic beat, getting the subject matter in, and the rhyme scheme. You have to struggle to get all of that in, and the end result is a beautiful little song."

Under the stage name "Brother Said," Cedric Ary is also a performance poet veteran, who has served as Slammaster for Houston Poetry Slam and was a 2010 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant recipient.

Here, he reads a sonnet that takes place on a Houston porch.

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Language Advisory: "Déjà vu Sonnet" contains use of a word that some may find objectionable. Listener discretion is advised.


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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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