prose poem


Definition of prose poem

: a composition in prose that has some of the qualities of a poem

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prose poet noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Algren wrote a dreamy, unstable prose poem about the city, people, the corruption, the pessimism, his own most of all., "2020 is winding down, but the drama isn’t: Read these books now to make sense of it," 7 Sep. 2020 At times, the novel feels like a prose poem but also somewhat slow and overwritten. Diane Scharper, National Review, "Shakespeare’s Lost Son," 20 Aug. 2020 Much of Kaufman’s work was prose poetry, and Woodberry’s film, too, is a devoted, impassioned prose poem, in which biography and history are fused with imaginative and illuminating renderings of Kaufman’s life and art. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: Billy Woodberry’s Documentary About the Poet Bob Kaufman," 6 June 2020 From his prose poem, Underworld Lit, which will be published in August by Wave Books. Antonia Lloyd-jones, Harpers Magazine, "Archive: 2020," 11 May 2020 Where Your House Is Now: new and selected prose poems. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Literary calendar: Duluth poet Louis Jenkins reads from new collection; Cheryl Minnema launches ‘Johnny’s Pheasant’," 27 Oct. 2019 From his prose poem, Underworld Lit, which will be published in August by Wave Books. Srikanth Reddy, Harper's magazine, "Farther Away," 20 Jan. 2020 These starkly succinct poems and prose poems map a powerful constellation of becoming. Diana Marie Delgado, New York Times, "Poem: Never Mind I’m Dead," 5 Sep. 2019 This stunning arrangement of prose poems and short lyric essays constitutes both a memoir of the author’s life as student and teacher and an insider’s critique of our educational system. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "Our book reviewers’ favorite reads of 2019," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of prose poem

1716, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prose poem was in 1716

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“Prose poem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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