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Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present Paperback – April 21, 2003
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Beginning with David Lehman's learned but reader-friendly Introduction, the book provides an overview of the form, which nicely prepared me to understand or, at least, better appreciate the prose poems I was about to read. As it turned out though, the poetry selected for this anthology are highly accessible on their own.
I've since read more collections and explanations of prose poetry, some of which I'll comment on and recommend in subsequent reviews for Amazon. This edition, however, is my top choice for a prose poem anthology and will be most likely to get dog-eared as I re-read the lively poems again and again.
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Excellent survey of the prose poetry world. Definitely worth the read for anyone interested in prose poetry or flash fiction.Published 20 months ago by Kenny A. Chaffin
Delighted to see Andrei Codrescu's work in this collection. Buy this book for your friends to counter their limited education in war-horse poetry.Published on January 1, 2014 by S. Marie Cox
I always worry about book prices when a new semester starts, but I was thankful that this book was a bargain!Published on September 19, 2011 by Lindsey