A Crown of Appreciative Sonnets

November 2023
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After retirement, Ada Jo Mann explored poetry through classes at a local bookstore. The sonnet form intrigued her, the crown of sonnets, a ring of fifteen related sonnets that begin and end with the same line. She decided to explore this complicated structure through the lens of a topic close to her heart, Appreciative Inquiry.


Author: Ada Jo Mann

Ada Jo Mann began her career in international development and social change as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad from 1967– 69. She retired a few years ago. As a partner in Innovation Partners International, she advised and trained over 1500 leaders in more than 50 countries. 

Contact: adajomann@gmail.com 

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