CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologues’
(Dramatic monologue, also known as a persona poem, is a type of poetry
written in the form of a speech of an individual character. M.H.
Abrams notes the following three features of the dramatic monologue as
it applies to poetry
1.. A single person, who is patently not the poet, utters the speech
that makes up the whole of the poem, in a specific situation at a
2. This person addresses and interacts with one or more other people;
but we know of the auditors' presence, and what they say and do, only
from clues in the discourse of the single speaker.