"A human being should be able to change a diaper,
plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building,
write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall,
set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate,
act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die
gallantly." – Robert Heinlein, in Time
Enough for Love (1973)
Sixty-Six is devoted to the sonnet form,
in English and the other languages in which it has flourished. In
each issue, readers will discover original sonnets and sonnets in
English translation, articles on the history of the form and its contemporary
use and variations, and explications of particular sonnets, sequences,
or sonneteers, and reprints of previously published sonnets deserving
of a wider audience.
readers may like to start with the contents of the
current issue, or with Clearing
House -- a running account of sonnets and sonnet studies currently
appearing in print and online.
The editors are now reading for the Spring
2010 issue. Authors interested in submitting essays, reviews, original
sonnets, or translations into English, or who would like to recommend
historical sonnets for republication, may contact us by email.
autumn sonnet reading...
Join us on November 12, 2009, at the Pierre
Menard Gallery in Harvard Square, in Cambridge Massachusetts. Our
featured readers are Ernest Hilbert -- editor of Contemporary
Poetry Review -- and Mark Schorr, director of the Robert
Frost Foundation. Sonnets by both authors appear in the Fall 2009
chapbook issue of Sixty-Six. The reading begins at 7 PM,
and will be followed by a wine reception. Free and open to the public
-- all lovers of the sonnet art are welcome.