Based on Kim Addonizio’s invented form (the sonnenizio) and born from the ancient art of making mix tapes, Songenizios is a collection of sixteen “sonnets” from Michael Garrigan and Andrew Jones. Each songenizio poem starts with a line from a song (based on playlists they made each other), repeats (in some form) one word from it in the following thirteen lines, and ends in a rhyming couplet. A collaboration between songs and sonnets, poets and musicians, this mixtape chapbook serves as a way to communicate across different mediums during the Covid-19 pandemic. All proceeds from the sale of this chapbook go to helping musicians through the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Michael Garrigan writes and teaches along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. He is the author of two poetry collections--Robbing the Pillars and the chapbook What I Know [How to Do]. Twitter: @m_garrigan Instagram: @raft_man
Andrew Jones is Asst. Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. He is the author of Liner Notes (coming in Oct. from Kelsay Books) and Moving Like Dim Ghosts. Twitter: @jonesyandrew Instagram: @hopsjones
Poems based on songs by the following artists:
Mount Moriah; Smog; Marie/Lepanto; Cass McCombs; Trampled by Turtles; John Moreland; Woods; Arbouretum; Magnolia Electric Co.; Scott Hirsch; Hiss Golden Messenger; The Dead Tongues; Courtney Barnett; Joan Shelley; Steve Gunn; and Beulah