Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An Introduction to the Prose Poem

I am trying to write a prose poem a day. Mostly I accomplish some phrasing and a page or two of notes that come together over the course of other days. As a strong draft emerges I will post it.

There is not an adequate definition of prose poetry for my own formal purposes, so I am attempting to define and illustrate with some rigidity my understanding of the form in this work. I do think that prose and poetry are distinct modes for writing and thinking, but believe that most texts are composed of both.

But the most important thing, as A-- reminded a few weeks ago, is to show up for work.

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