Item description for No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets by Ray Gonzalez...
"As more poets write prose poems, one of the most common reasons they give for turning to them is that their fluent composition offers a freedom of expression' lined poetry often restricts. To many, this sounds like a contradiction stemming from the eternal belief that any kind of good poetry has no boundaries. Yet those that write prose poems insist the act of placing their poems into sentences and paragraphs gives them a fresh approach to content and form."-From the introduction by Ray Gonzalez
An innovative and refreshing concept in poetry anthologies, No Boundaries is the first collection of contemporary prose poetry to present substantial selections from the works of well-known luminaries beside the prose of the latest firebrands. By offering 10 poems by each poet, this collection allows the reader to explore the work of each contributor in depth. Robert Bly, Russell Edson, Campbell McGrath and other established poets light the torches held by newcomers Mary Koncel, Gary Young, Linda Dyer and others. Editor Gonzalez chose to showcase these distinctive writers whose work embodies the diversity of styles and techniques representing the art of the prose poem today.
Contributors: Mary Koncel, Robert Bly, John Bradley, Killarney Clary, Jon Davis, Linda Dyer, Russell Edson, Amy Gerstler, Ray Gonzalez, Maurice Kilwein Guevara, Juan Felipe Herrera, Louis Jenkins, Peter Johnson, George Kalamaras, Christine Boyka Kluge, Nin Andrews, Morton Marcus, Harryette Mullen, Naomi Shahib Nye, Liz Waldner, Gary Young, Karen Volkman, Campbell McGrath, Charles Simic
Ray Gonzalez has been poetry editor of The Bloomsbury Review for 22 years, and has won numerous awards for his prolific literary output. In 2002, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection, The Hawk Temple at Tierre Grande. He has won many awards for his anthologies and, to date, has compiled a dozen literature collections. He teaches at the University of Minnesota.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 6" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher Tupelo Press
ISBN 1932195017 ISBN13 9781932195019
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More About Ray Gonzalez
Ray Gonzalez received his MFA in creative writing from Texas State University and is a professor in the English Department and Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of ten books of poetry including Faith Run (University of Arizona Press, 2009); Cool Auditor: Prose Poems (BOA Editions, 2009); The Religion of Hands (2005), which received the 2006 Latino Heritage Award for Best Book of Poetry; The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande Poems (2002), a winner of a 2003 Minnesota Book Award; Turtle Pictures (2000), a winner of a 2001 Minnesota Book Award; and The Heat of Arrivals (1996), a winner of a 1997 PEN/Josephine Miles Book Award. He is the author of three books of nonfiction: Renaming the Earth: Personal Essays (University of Arizona Press, 2008), Memory Fever (1999), and The Underground Heart: A Return to a Hidden Landscape: Essays (2002), which received the 2003 Carr P. Collins/Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Book of Nonfiction. He is also the author of two books of short stories: The Ghost of John Wayne, and Other Stories (2001) and Circling the Tortilla Dragon: Short-Short Fiction (2002). His poetry has appeared in the 1999, 2000, and 2003 editions of The Best American Poetry.
Ray Gonzalez currently resides in the state of Minnesota.
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Great foundation for people getting into Prose Poetry Sep 7, 2008
A fine collection, this offers some examples of the genre. Some call it "poetry's cop-out," it allows the clever writer an easily understandable perhaps first attempt at image rich free verse. You'll surprise yourself if you, after reading some of these great poems and poets, don't be suprised if you pick up your pen/pencil/laptop, dabble with a few prose poems and see that, "Hey, some of this is really pretty good."