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  Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - The Fallacy of Prose Poetry: an Extension of Eliot’s "Reflections on Vers ...
The category of prose poem is about as useful a sorting tool as the three races into which humans were divided in 1684 by Francois Bernier.
Prose poetry—whatever it is, and however we define it, is fashionable.
Prose poetry’s differentiation from verse poetry is similarly cosmetic.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/5902   (539 words)

  How Poetry Is More Than Prose
Prose tends to be denotative, without implication or ambiguity.
Yet poetry is distinguished from philosophy, obviously, by the use of verse and rhyme and, in addition, by the tendency to use metaphor, image and symbol, drawn from the human experience of the natural world and of the human artifact.
Poetry, more than any other verbal-mental activity, draws upon the full resources of mind, i.e., all of the ways in which we can be aware.
www.quazen.com /Arts/Literature/How-Poetry-Is-More-Than-Prose.10196   (639 words)

  Prose poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prose poetry is usually considered an innovative form of poetry written in prose that breaks some of the normal rules associated with prose discourse, for heightened imagery or emotional effect, among other purposes.
As a specific form, prose poetry is generally assumed to have originated in the 19th century in France.
The prose poem continued to be written in France and found profound expression, in the mid-20th century, in the prose poems of Francis Ponge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prose_poetry   (734 words)

Critical prose exists solely for the sake of the moment in which it is written.
The bulk of the critical prose that survives is written by famous poets, and it survives only because the poetry of these people has survived.
Prose can be damnably difficult to write, but it's been my experience that one can always will oneself to write it.
www.poetrymagazine.org /magazine/1206/comment_178842.html   (1481 words)

 Prose - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Poetry And Prose: All that is not prose is verse; and all…
Poetry And Prose: It may be safely affirmed,…
It may be safely affirmed, that there neither is, nor can be, any essential difference between the language of prose and metrical composition.
encarta.msn.com /refedlist_210020554_14.5/Poetry_And_Prose_It_may_be_safely_affirmed.html   (92 words)

 Poetry.org - What is Poetry
Poetry can be differentiated most of the time from prose, which is language meant to convey meaning in a more expansive and less condensed way, frequently using more complete logical or narrative structures than poetry does.
A further complication is that prose poetry combines the characteristics of poetry with the superficial appearance of prose, such as in Robert Frost's poem, "Home Burial." Other forms include narrative poetry and dramatic poetry, both of which are used to tell stories and so resemble novels and plays.
In preliterate societies, poetry was frequently employed as a means of recording oral history, storytelling (epic poetry), genealogy, law and other forms of expression or knowledge that modern societies might expect to be handled in prose.
www.poetry.org /whatis.htm   (1817 words)

 Marie Alexander Prose Poetry Series
In Your Sun, Manny, Marie Harris has created a prose poem memoir that reveals in touching detail her story of adopting and caring for Manny, a child who was abused and neglected until he was fourteen, when Harris and her husband made him a part of their family.
Baudelaire laid the foundations for prose poetry as a genre in the 19th century; these poets expanded the concept in the first half of the 20th century.
Baudelaire laid the foundations for prose poetry as a genre in the 19th century, but it wasn’t until the avant garde movement in the first half of the 20th century that the prose poem began a widespread emergence on the international scene.
www.whitepine.org /prosept.htm   (1513 words)

 Prose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prose generally lacks the formal structure of meter or rhyme that is often found in poetry most of the time.
Poetry is considered to be artificially developed ("The best words in the best order"), whereas prose is thought to have less of a border and more reflective of ordinary speech; the way it's spoken, slightly broken.
Poetry is still often regarded as a higher form of literature to prose, but the relatively late development of the novel can offer competing examples of prose.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prose   (1031 words)

 Prose And Poetry Prizes - The New Writer Prizes Page
One of the major, international prizes for contemporary fiction and poetry, essays and articles, this is an opportunity to bring your work to a wider audience.
The next closing date for the annual prose and poetry prizes is 30th of November 2007 (entries must be postmarked by this date).
However, we would prefer to receive longer MSS of poetry collections, short stories and features in the post to The New Writer at the address at the foot of this page along with a covering sheet with your name, address, tel/fax/email, and the title(s) of your work.
www.thenewwriter.com /prizes.htm   (399 words)

 What Is The Challenge Of The Qur'an With Respect To Arabic Prose & Poetry?
Rhymed prose consists of cola ending on the same rhyme throughout, or of sentences rhymed in pairs.
In straight prose, the speech goes on and is not divided in cola, but is continued straight through without any divisions, either of rhyme or of anything else.
Prose is employed in sermons and prayers and in speeches intended to encourage or frighten the masses.
www.islamic-awareness.org /Quran/Miracle/ijaz.html   (2777 words)

 Poetry Form - The Prose poem
Historically, the fable and the parable are genre prose poetry.
Robert Bly is often more successful in his prose poems than elsewhere, and Russell Edson is an applauded writer of odd miniature prose poems with warped family dynamics.
Otherwise it is prose, not a prose poem.
www.baymoon.com /~ariadne/form/prosePoem.htm   (671 words)

 "Is It Poetry or Prose?" article by Caleb Murdock
Prose and poetry are two sides of the same coin.
But the essential purpose of prose is to communicate ideas, and the essential purpose of poetry is to move us with the beauty of its crafted language, and in this distinction the two diverge.
Prose can be written with extra attention to its beauty, in which case it is called "poetic prose"; and poetry can be written with extra attention to its meaning, in which case it is called "prosaic poetry".
www.poemtree.com /articles/PoetryOrProse.htm   (3099 words)

 Prose - Wikinfo
The origins of prose (even as a literary form) are not of recent date and a multitude of examples have survived from the ancient world.
Prose is a genre of literature, in the voice of commonplace or ordinary speech.
Prose is the genre usually adopted for the description of facts, or the discussion of ideas.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Prose   (829 words)

 CBC.ca - Canada Reads
It troubles me that others worry about this distinction (between what is poetry and what is prose): either the poem affects you, or it does not.
Poetry also has a tune: all the sound devices dictate how it will be read.
I always add the caveat that poetry is where the language is as important as the story (which means that Finnegan's Wake could also be called poetry), but in prose you only note the story and not the language (song).
www.cbc.ca /canadareads/poetry.html   (795 words)

 About Our Prose
The prose included in Runestones is submitted by students and former students of Carl Albert State College.
Prose should tell a story, whether fictional or non-fictional, and have a clear beginning and end.
Prose selections should be creative works worthy of publication in a creative writing anthology.
www.carlalbert.edu /runestones/anthology/prose.htm   (193 words)

 UIL: Academics - Speech and Debate - Prose/Poetry FAQ
For Category A of Poetry, the Constitution indicates a “specific historical event” must be explored through the performance.
Category B of Poetry, Twentieth Century Reflections, requires the contestant to prove the date of birth of the poet.
Poetry that has one title but Roman numerals between stanzas is one poem.
www.uil.utexas.edu /academics/speech/prose_poetry_faq.html   (1333 words)

 Poetry Previews: What's a Prose Poem?
Although the prose poem resembles a short piece of prose, its allegiance to poetry can be seen in the use of rhythms, figures of speech, rhyme, internal rhyme, assonance (repetition of similar vowel sounds), consonance (repetition of similar consonant sounds), and images.
Early poetry (such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, both written by Homer approximately 2,800 years ago) lacked conventional line breaks for the simple fact that these works were not written down for hundreds of years, instead being passed along (and presumably embellished) in the oral tradition.
Among contemporary practitioners of the prose poem are: Russell Edson, Robert Bly, Charles Simic, and Rosmarie Waldrop.
www.poetrypreviews.com /poets/prosepoem.html   (718 words)

 Poetry Sites
Erin's Poetry Palace - A personal website devoted to poetry, these pages include several sections devoted to specific poets, a large selection of texts of favorite poems, essays on the reading, study and discussion of poems, and a small but discriminating selection of links to poetry-related websites on the Internet.
Infinitum Poetry - Poetry by well known poets, their biographies, and short stories by the site owner.
Poetry for Kids- Kenn Nesbitt a twice over published author provides help and how to's for the aspiring poet.
www.teach-nology.com /teachers/subject_matter/literature/poetry   (925 words)

 *** Prose Poetry ***
Prose poetry is poetry written as prose, in other words it is a hybrid form combining poetry and prose.
Prose poetry dates back to the ancient writings of Hebrew scholars.
Prose Poetry expresses experiences that enrich the soul.I hope you enjoy the experience.
pw2.netcom.com /~pprater/prosepoetry.html   (651 words)

 Poetry, Contests, Poetry Workshops, Prose, Writing Workshops, Sailor Moon
Prose-n-Poetry has been designed fo be a family site, child site and adult site for prose, poetry and other literature.
For writers we have poetry workshops, stories workshops, poetry contests and stories contests.
We also feature a monthly poetry contest with a cash prize of at least $25.
www.prose-n-poetry.com   (250 words)

 Firewheel Editions Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Double Room: A Journal of Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction.
"Double Room is a biannual literary publication founded in 2002 to explore the intersection of prose poetry and flash fiction." Edited by Peter Conners and Mark Tursi.
With the aim of publishing at least two books a year, Cracked Slab Books is dedicated to promoting new American poets and to introducing the English-speaking world to interesting international poetry and mixed media work." Edited by William Allegrezza and published by Raymond Bianchi.
firewheel-editions.org /firewheel/links.htm   (242 words)

 The Prose Poem - R A I N T A X I o n l i n e
Strengths are in abundance; the traditional prose poem tends to be absurdist yet darkly moving, fabulist yet subversive of narrative, and relatively short, all of which Anderson employs to great effect in poems such as "The Somnabulists' Hotel," "The Pregnant Teapot," or "Life on the Moon" ("Like anyplace else, it has its problems").
It should be no surprise that "language poets" as well as lyric poets are attracted to the prose poem: if the key mechanism of verse is the line, then the key element of prose might be said to be syntax, and the prose poem offers a limitless field in which to experiment and play.
It is no accident that the prose poem has been so powerfully adopted by surrealists and their kin, and Prevallet's work celebrates this association by turning the in-between nature of the prose poem toward her subject matter.
www.raintaxi.com /online/1999summer/prosepoem.shtml   (1606 words)

 English 263 Romantic Poetry & Prose   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Their poetry honors the imagination, a supreme organizing and unifying power that plays on all that is and ought to be from the dimplicity of the common day to the complexity of self-realization.
Romantic poetry ushers in the modern world with its focus on subjectivity (the reader’s own as well as the poet’s) rather than objectivity, its elaboration of metaphorical suggestion rather than definitive idea, its exaltation of the individual rather than the species of humankind.
The incorporation of the feminine in Romantic poetry ranges from the ordinary (domestic life and mother nature) to the extraordinary (the Romantic and often androgynous ideal), and we’ll find the surprising ramifications of the feminine in both the prose and the poetry.
www.smith.edu /english/courses/fall05/English263RomanticPoetryProse.html   (431 words)

 Untitled Document
Many prose writers do not consider themselves fiction writers, yet at the same time are not really part of on-going poetics discussions which, for the most part, do not focus on narrative.
Although I also write prose fiction, I consider my prose poetry and other alternative, interdisciplinary, and innovative sentences to be a neoteric prose that both challenges and expands language boundaries.
By expropriating two distinct genres while presenting a form of writing that is seen to consist of both, prose poetry presents itself as hybrid writing; a hybrid that I explore as crossing between the desire to exceed formal considerations, and the narrational insistence surrounding such considerations.
www.sfsu.edu /~poetry/narrativity/issue_one/markotic.html   (1396 words)

 Woman Made Gallery: Poetry & Prose
This POETRY & PROSE page was created because we wanted to share with a broader audience some of the words that have resonated in the gallery during readings and workshops.
All poetry events are free and open to the public with light refreshments served.
A reading of poetry that explores the feelings and reactions of those disillusioned by the agendas of government, particularly after 9/11.
www.womanmade.org /poetry.html   (1099 words)

 Is it Poetry or Prose?
But rhythm is as necessary to good poetry as a beating heart is to a living human being.
In a book written in 1883 we read, "A true poet will never confound verse and prose...." The person who wrote that was a poet.
I'm sure the first thing you would say is that poetry has a different form from prose.
www.artsreformation.com /a001/dr-prose.html   (656 words)

 UIL: Academics - Speech and Debate - Prose Categories
The categories are defined and discussed in more detail in the UIL Prose and Poetry Interpretation Handbook, available through the League office.
This may be done in a general assembly for contestants in the prose contest, or in the room(s) where contestants will be judged.
This may be done in advance of the meet, in a general assembly for contestants in the prose contest, or in the room(s) where contestants will be judged.
www.uil.utexas.edu /academics/speech/prose_category.html   (711 words)

 Christian Poetry and Prose
Here is where you can express to the world, your inspirational Christian experiences, poetry, writings, and psalms that you have shared with the Lord and others.
Inspirational Christian poetry and psalms to uplift and guide you to a intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Inspirational Christian poetry in the form of modern psalms for worship and prayer.
r.webring.com /hub?ring=chrisitianpoetry   (526 words)

 How to Teach Poetry & Prose-Free Lessons Here
The important point to consider in teaching poetry is your approach to this subject as it relates to each child.
If the student is very much interested in Poetry but yet receives too much teaching and focus on the mechanics, without allowing the student to try their own hand at writing, the student may become disinterested.
Former Poetry students have very critical comments regarding their high school or college Poetry teachers because it is impossible to balance the two approaches to suit the interests of every student on an individual basis in a large classroom setting.
www.hstreasures.com /articles/poetry.html   (693 words)

 Helen Hagemann's Poetry & Prose
Helen Hagemann's poetry explores the sensual world of place, identity, and being female.
Many of her poems are varied in voice and lyrical style that seek to liberate the complexity of self and others.
Cost for the prose and poetry classes $15.00 to OOTA members, $18.00 non-members.
www.geocities.com /helen_hagemann   (254 words)

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