Dreaming Awake: New and Contemporary Prose Poetry from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom demonstrates that the contemporary prose poem continues to flourish in the sometimes- precarious borderlands between lineated poetry and conventional prose. In this volume, editors Peter Johnson and Cassandra Atherton have assembled four prose poems each—from fifty-one world-class poets, revealing the prose poem’s capacity for idiosyncratic and surprising insights. Does the prose poem in Australia differ from the prose poem in the United States or the United Kingdom? Or does this even matter? Dreaming Awake suggests that wherever it is written prose poetry may be at the forefront of twenty-first-century poetic innovation.
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