Jeff Wyman is a teacher, poet, musician, and songwriter. After working as a professional musician for 23 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he began a 28-year career as a middle school teacher. He has always had a secret goal to someday write more sonnets than William Shakespeare, who wrote 154, and he found the time and motivation to do so during the 2020 pandemic. He lives and teaches in Eugene, Oregon. To see and hear him recite some of the poems, please go to his YouTube channel.
Title by Jeff Wyman
100 Sonnets for Our Time
Released: September 2021
Imagine the world you want to live in
Long after the pandemic has ended
Let’s fight for a new one and not give in
Until the broken parts have been mended
100 Sonnets For Our Time offers a lyrical glimpse of the most unusual time many of us have lived through. Jeff Wyman examines the pandemic, political climate, loves found and lost, nostalgia, and more in a series of sonnets that are more conversational than most, but maintain all the proper elements of the structure. These topical and hopeful verses will help anyone through rough times.