Great American Prose Poems by David Lehman

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  • Title: Great American Prose Poems
  • Author: David Lehman
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Date: June 2008
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 1439105111

 

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A prose poem is a poem written in prose somewhat than verse. But what does that basically imply? Is it an indefinable hybrid? An anomaly within the historical past of poetry? Are the very phrases “prose poem” an oxymoron? This groundbreaking anthology edited by celebrated poet David Lehman, editor of The Best American Poetry sequence, traces the shape in all its dazzling selection from Poe and Emerson to Auden and Ashbery and on, proper as much as the current. In his good and lucid introduction, Lehman explains {that a} prose poem could make use of all of the methods and ways of poetry, however works in sentences somewhat than traces. He additionally summarizes the prose poem’s French heritage, its historical past within the United States, and the salient variations between verse and prose. Arranged chronologically to permit readers to hint the gradual growth of this hybrid genre, the poems anthologized right here embrace essential works from such masters of American literature as Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Hart Crane, Ernest Hemingway, James Schuyler, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O’Hara, and Elizabeth Bishop. Contemporary mainstays and rising poets — Robert Bly, John Ashbery, Charles Simic, Billy Collins, Russell Edson, James Tate, Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Lydia Davis, amongst them — are represented with their finest work within the discipline. The prose poem is starting to get pleasure from an amazing upswing in recognition. Readers of this marvelous assortment, essential for anybody within the present state-of-the-art, will study why

 

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