Sonnets for a Missing Key

These sonnets were inspired by the Preludes of Chopin. 

Do keys matter? Do they speak to different parts of us? Inspired by the Preludes of Chopin and the piano solos of Art Tatum, these experimental sonnets seek to question timbre and tone. That’s bullshit. They are just sonnets.


“Percival Everett is a genre.”

Kiese Laymon⁠, author of Long Division and MacArthur Fellowship Grantee

“I feel very deeply that he is one of the most profoundly talented writers of all time.”

Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus and National Book Award for Poetry Winner

“Percival Everett’s body of work has been called many things—experimental, idiosyncratic, ‘gleefully unhinged’—and perhaps most frequently, prolific.”

Lisa Tolin, Editorial Director at PEN America

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Publication Date: August 20, 2024

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ISBN: 978-1-63628-166-7