The So-Called Sonnets Audio Poems


To celebrate the release of Bruce McRae’s first book, The So-Called Sonnets, we’re going to publish one audio poem from the book, read by Bruce, each day this month. Enjoy!

1. Fragile
2. Flyleaf
3. Old Glove
4. Zen Advertising Co.
5. The Living Hell Bemusement Park
6. All Hips And Lips And Elbows
7. Peep Show
8. Worst-case Scenario
9. An Empire In Ruins
10. Chef Recommends The Famine
11. The Doctor Is In
12. Youth, Like Beauty, Fading
13. Stars At Noon
14. The Stations Of The Moth
15. Underwater Living
16. War Song
17. Nursery Crimes
18. Painting
19. Eternal Flame
20. A Clock, Ticking
21. Raise Your Hand
22. In Purgatory
23. Or Maybe It Was Just Me
24. Death’s Epic
25. A Bar Of Soap
26. The Moon, It Beckons
27. Appointed Rounds
28. As Is
29. Salt In The Blood
30. Leave It Out
31. One Minus One Is None

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician, came to poetry late but has enjoyed a large number of publications in the past 10 years, recently gaining airplay for his poems and songs in the U.K., Australia and the U.S.A. The So-Called Sonnets, is his first book, which this audio poem is an excerpt from. More information can be found on his website: