The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal

The Best of the Prose Poem An International Journal Since its inception in The Prose Poem has published work which even the writers themselves cannot define without restoring the metaphor Russell Edson likens prose poems to cast iron aeroplanes t

  • Title: The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal
  • Author: Peter Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781893996083
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since its inception in 1992, The Prose Poem has published work which even the writers themselves cannot define without restoring the metaphor Russell Edson likens prose poems to cast iron aeroplanes that can actually fly , while Charles Simic states that writing them is like trying to catch a fly in a dark room The fly probably isn t even thereYou keep tripping oveSince its inception in 1992, The Prose Poem has published work which even the writers themselves cannot define without restoring the metaphor Russell Edson likens prose poems to cast iron aeroplanes that can actually fly , while Charles Simic states that writing them is like trying to catch a fly in a dark room The fly probably isn t even thereYou keep tripping over and bumping into things in hot pursuit Nonetheless, Johnson knows a prose poem when he reads one Better still, he recognises a good one and has included many of them here.

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    About " Peter Johnson "

  • Peter Johnson

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.In 1951, Peter Johnson was born in Buffalo, New York He received his BA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MA and PhD in English from the University of New Hampshire He is the winner of the 2001 James Laughlin Award for his second collection of prose poems, Miracles Mortifications 2001.His other books include Eduardo I White Pine, 2006 , Pretty Happy 1997 , and the chapbook Love Poems for the Millennium 1998 He is also the author of a novel, What Happened Front Street Books, 2007 , as well as a collection of short stories, I m a Man 2003.Johnson is the founder and editor of The Prose Poem An International Journal and the editor of The Best of The Prose Poem An International Journal White Pine Press, 2000.About his work, the poet Bruce Smith has said, Because Peter Johnson does not guide himself either by the turns and counterturns of verse or the horizontal urge of prose, he must continually reinvent the wheel and its destination He writes with a lover s lavish extravagance and a yogi s self discipline His funny poems are heartbreaking and his serious ones are hilarious He received a creative writing award in 2002 from Rhode Council on the Arts and a fellowship in 1999 from the National Endowment for the Arts A contributing editor to American Poetry Review, Web del Sol, and Slope, Peter Johnson teaches creative writing and children s literature at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he lives with his wife, Genevieve, and two sons, Kurt and Lucas.

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  • What happened to the days of reading a book, then telling friends, over drinks, what we thought of it? What happened to the days of stealing things from Rose Haynes, then telling friends, over drinks, about the things that I stole, then cut up, then rewrote, then posted in a public forum on the internet? What happened to the days of Green La Fleur and his girlfriend the heiress to some ridiculous fortune and her toy poodles, and then accidentally stealing the book, which was this book, and reali [...]


  • There's a poet in this book whose work reviewer David Foster Wallace called "off-the-charts terrific": Jon Davis. Worth reading for Jon's five poems alone (though David Ignatow's are great too).


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