Alumni Feature | Two Sonnets

Alumni Adam Malinowski and David Kuhnlein are two poets living and working in the Detroit Metro area. In this rare alumni feature, we share two of their recent formal poems.

A untitled Sonnet

by Adam Malinowski.

Sonnet to the Sea by David Kuhnlein

He wants to know

What words are for

& I speak

Them awfully 


So his

Dreams might remain

Afloat like the alphabet

Grown into the shape of amoebas 

Forgive me

My tongue too much resembles 

The underside 

Beneath your tender


The open landscape, Lakeside in Summer, inspires poetry, travel and tranquility.