Penguin Book of the Prose Poem: From Baudelaire to Anne Carson – NA



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A wonderful book – an invigorating revelation … An essential collection of prose poems from across the globe, by old masters and new, reveals the forms astonishing range Kate Kellaway, Observer A superb anthology . . . it is hard to know how it could possibly be bettered Daily Telegraph This is the prose poem: a genre with an oxymoron for a name, one of literatures great open secrets, and the home for over 150 years of extraordinary work by many of the worlds most beloved writers. This uniquely wide-ranging anthology gathers essential pieces of writing from every stage of the forms evolution, beginning with the great flowering of recent years before moving in reverse order through the international experiments of the 20th century and concluding with the prose poems beginnings in 19th-century France. Edited with an introduction by Jeremy Noel-Tod

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