A wide-ranging gathering of 34 brief essays and 66 prose poems by distinguished practitioners, including Nin Andrews, Joe Bonomo, Denise Duhamel, Arielle Greenberg, Carol Guess, Bob Hicok, Maureen Seaton, Mark Wallace, and many more, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry is as personal and provocative, accessible and idiosyncratic as the genre itself. With its pioneering introduction, this collection provides a comprehensive history of the development of the prose poem up to its current widespread appeal.
Half critical study and half anthology, The Field Guide to Prose Poetry is a not-to-be-missed companion for readers and writers of poetry, as well as students and teachers of creative writing.
About the Editors
Gary L. McDowell teaches writing at Western Michigan University where he is studying for his PhD in Contemporary Poetics and American Literature. His first collection of poems, American Amen, won the 2009 Orphic Prize and will appear in late 2010 from Dream Horse Press.
F. Daniel Rzicznek teaches English composition and creative writing at Bowling Green State University. In 2007, he won the May Swenson Poetry Award for his debut full-length collection, Neck of the World. In 2009 his second collection of poems, Divination Machine, appeared on the Free Verse Editions imprint of Parlor Press. (full bios of both editors are available on the Prose Poetry Field Guide website)
About Rose Metal Press
Founded by Abby Beckel and Kathleen Rooney in 2006, Rose Metal Press is an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres specializing in the publication of short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.
The press’s upcoming 2010 season includes We Know What We Are by Mary Hamilton (winner of the fourth annual Rose Metal Press short short chapbook contest) and Color Plates by Adam Golaski. Their 2011 season will include The Louisiana Purchase by Jim Goar and the chapbook anthology They Could No Longer Contain Themselves by Elizabeth Colen, John Jodzio, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Sean Lovelace, and Mary Miller.
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry
224 pages, paperback, $16.95