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Houston Poet Tells Modern Stories with an Old Art Form: Sonnets

When you think of sonnets, perhaps your mind goes immediately to Shakespeare and rhyming, metered verse that’s often about love. But Houston poet Cedric Ary attempts to lend the art form to modern subject matter. Despite being known more for spoken-word poetry and poetry slams, he tells Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu sonnets were his […]

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When you think of sonnets, perhaps your mind goes immediately to Shakespeare and rhyming, metered verse that’s often about love.

But Houston poet Cedric Ary attempts to lend the art form to modern subject matter. Despite being known more for spoken-word poetry and poetry slams, he tells Houston Public Media's Catherine Lu sonnets were his first love, poetically and explained why.

Ary read some of his work at the Houston Public Library's Public Poetry series Saturday, May 2.

MORE: Catherine Lu’s Full Interview with Cedric Ary (Houston Public Media, May 1, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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