Friday, April 15, 2011

Front Porch Journal... We Know What We Are by Mary Hamilton and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry edited by Gary L. McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek in its latest issue.

About the former, Josh Collins writes: "Interestingly, the titles of several of the stories in We know what we are refer to two once-popular television sitcoms: The Cosby Show and Night Court. The Theodore of Hamilton’s single-sentence titles is Theo of The Cosby Show. And Bull Shannon, you may remember, is the bald, gentle-giant bailiff of Night Court, and a few of the stories are titled as “odes” to Bull Shannon. While these characters don’t always figure into the action of the stories, Hamilton evokes them to add another layer of sympathetic difference—of outsiderness—to the vibe of the collection."

About the latter, Caitlin McCrory writes: "While this collection of thirty-four brief essays and sixty-six prose poems ranges from the sarcastic and light-hearted to the socially conscious and serious, it is clear that each featured author has taken the care to demonstrate his or her passion for the form and to extend to each reader an invitation into the world of prose poems." Thanks, Front Porch!


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