Familiy Portrait: American Prose Poetry 1900-1950 a new collection edited by Robert Alexander. American prose poetry has a strong tradition reaching back to the first half of the 20th century. This anthology collects over 60 voices, including Paul Bowles, E.E. Cummings, H.D., William Faulkner, Gertrude Stein and Jean Toomer.
Postage Due, by Julie Marie Wade, is a scrapbook of poetic artifacts documenting an odd girl's coming of age. Interspersed with postcards to a lost past, fan letters to childhood heroes, and inhabited voices as varied as Hester Prynne, Mr. Clean, and Vanna White, this collection pulses with kitsch and candor.
The Marie Alexander Series is pleased to announce that Rochelle Hurt's The Rusted City will be out in time for AWP 2014 in Seattle! This collection depicts the disintegration of a family in a surreal wasteland of the rust belt, where industrial corrosion becomes a funhouse mirror of personal loss and degradation.
Editor Robert Alexander has written an investigation of the prose poem, its history, and the conversations around its identity.