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Unknotting the Line: The Poetry in Prose

Meischen

A New Collection of Prose Poems and Hybrid Forms

At some point in our part of the world, horses slipped away from the Spanish invaders and adapted to the harsh terrain. No one to rein them in--to train them, feed them, groom them--they evolved into creatures of the wild. Mustangs--part horse, part something else entirely. What happens when a poem escapes from the stricture of the line? When syntax spools across the page, margin to margin, sentence spilling into sentence? Is there a spark of some kind that transforms a paragraph into a prose poem? Does the prose poem actually exist--as tangibly as the mustang? Or is it a mythical beast, literature's unicorn?

Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid.

Book Details

  • Publisher: DOS Gatos Press
  • Publish Date: Mar 15th, 2023
  • Pages: 20
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.40in - 0.45lb
  • EAN: 9780997396669
  • Categories: American - GeneralSubjects & Themes - PlacesAnthologies (multiple authors)

About the Author

Meischen: -

A Pushcart honoree, with a personal essay in Pushcart Prize XLII, David Meischen (Albuquerque, NM) is the author of Anyone's Son, winner of the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. Nopalito: Stories is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. David and husband Scott Wiggerman founded Dos Gatos Press in 2004. Residents of Austin, Texas for decades, they are happy residents of the desert Southwest.

A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Scott Wiggerman (Albuquerque, NM) is the author of three books of poetry -Leaf and Beak: Sonnets, Presence, and Vegetables and Other Relationships. Scott co- edited several Dos Gatos Press publications, including WINGBEATS I & II: EXERCISES & PRACTICE IN POETRY and 22 POEMS AND A PRAYER FOR EL PASO, winner of a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

Wiggerman, Scott: - A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Scott Wiggerman (Albuquerque, NM) is the author of three books of poetry-Leaf and Beak: Sonnets, Presence, and Vegetables and Other Relationships. Scott edited several Dos Gatos Press publications, including Wingbeats I & II: Exercises & Practice in Poetry and 22 Poems and a Prayer for El Paso, winner of a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.