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On Sonnet 50

Paula Bohince

‘I love Shakespeare’s slow insistence, which mirrors the action within the poem: there is nothing but grief to reach.’ Paula Bohince on Shakespeare’s sonnet 50.

Paula Bohince

Paula Bohince’s third collection is Swallows and Waves (Sarabande, 2016). Her poems have appeared in Granta, as well as the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, Poetry, the TLS, the Irish Times, and elsewhere. She has received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the UK National Poetry Competition. She has been the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholar, the Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place, and a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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