Friday, June 20, 2014

Olvyer Currant: a Novel in Verse

olyver currant: "to have a favorable wind"

Burlesque Press has published the first two sections of Olyver Currant, my first novel in verse. The final section, "Palm Sunday," was originally published at Strong Verse. Now you can read the entire novel online.

Follow the links to read Olyver Currant:

Part One: "Olyver Currant"

Our narrator withdraws from life as he recovers from the loss of his first love.
Told in twelve double sestinas: 2,700 lines: "si dentro impetrai"

Part Two: "Leaves"

Our narrator goes on an adventure with his friend Lisi only to discover the real reason for his journey.
Told in decasyllabics: approx 500 lines: "Love is a rose but you'd better not pick it..."

Part Three: "Palm Sunday"

Reconciled and delighted, our narrator and his wife await the birth of their first child.
Told in eight rhymed sestinas: 312 lines: "Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages, / And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes..."

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