The Musical Sentence: The Prose Poem or Poetic Prose [Erich Schweikher]
Intermediate/Advanced. The prose poem is a border genre. It is perfectly suited to articulating consciousness, to the figuring out of the relationship between language and meaning. If you write fiction or nonfiction, working with the prose poem will help you with style and originative structures. If you are poet, writing in sentences and paragraphs will reveal to you new rhythms, forms, and associations. We will look at works and authors from imagism, surrealism, objectivism, the New York School, and Language poetry.