Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A question about prose poems

From what I know, in a prose poem, the unit is the sentence, as opposed to the line.

But I read in an interview a poet saying following about the publication of a manuscript:

" was nothing but a series of disappointments and frustrations...a prose poem is lineated where the manuscript margins ended;"


I thought that's how prose poems go. At the margins. Justified, even. Otherwise, isn't it a poem with page-long lines?

What do you think?

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