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Chaos is the New Calm expands the parameters of the sonnet form, putting rhymes in unusual places, inventing new stanza structures, and addressing a variety of subject matter ranging from travelogue to inner monologue, from social commentary to solitary musing. These poems are alive with sound, rhythm, and lyric insights into the world.

Wyn Cooper’s poem “Fun” was adapted b
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Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by BOA Editions Ltd. (first published 2010)
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Seth Jenkins
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
The poems found within the collection Chaos Is the New Calm are an exact reflection of the writer himself, Wyn Cooper. The poems found within are entertaining, fun, and clever. As a rule I don’t read poetry because poems come across to me as a contrived jumble of words to which someone assigns meaning. However, this collection of poems left me feeling refreshed—as if I had read something that was worth my time, which of course it was.

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Wyn Cooper has published four books of poems: The Country of Here Below (Ahsahta Press, 1987), The Way Back (White Pine Press, 2000), Postcards from the Interior, (BOA Editions, 2005), and Chaos is the New Calm (BOA Editions, 2010), as well as a chapbook, Secret Address (Chapiteau Press, 2002). His poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Agni, Slate, ...more