Brooks on "Gay Chaps at the Bar
["Gay Chaps at the Bar" is] A sonnet series in off-rhyme, because I felt it was an off-rhyme situation--I did think of that. I first wrote the one sonnet, without thinking extensions. I wrote it because of a letter I got from a soldier who included that phrase in what he was telling me; and then I said, there are other things to say about what's going on at the front and all, and I'll write more poems, some of them based on the stuff of letters that I was getting from several soldiers, and I felt it would be good to have them all in the same form, because it would serve my purposes throughout.
|Title||Brooks on "Gay Chaps at the Bar||Type of Content||Other Writing by Poets|
|Criticism Author||Criticism Target||Gwendolyn Brooks|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||23 Sep 2014|
|Publication Status||Excerpted Criticism||Publication||No Data|
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|Contexts||No Data||Tags||Sonnet, off-rhyme, solider, Letters, World War II|