Prose poetry is a form of writing that borrows elements from both poetry and prose. More ‘poetic’ than flash fiction, but without the deliberate line breaks that characterise most poetry, it is a notoriously difficult form to pin down though that hasn’t slowed its popularity among recent generations of wordsmiths. This ambitious publication from Valley Press will be among the first dedicated to the form. Featuring a diverse range of writers from across the UK, each with new poems that will challenge, excite and thrill readers familiar and unfamiliar with prose poetry, it aims to be a definitive and ground-breaking collection of work. Contributors include Simon Armitage, Jen Hadfield, Luke Kennard, Helen Mort, George Szirtes, Kim Moore and Carrie Etter who recently defined a prose poem as ‘circling or inhabiting a mood or idea’.
Date: 30th May 2019
Extent: 80 pp