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  • I've been working on a prosey Q & A poem to answer, and I guess tie in various different voices and poetic "why's" to finish off my thesis, so I was delighted with your interview form.

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  • That book has short chapters, but is essentially a prosey bibliography in case you desire further reading.

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  • Maybe poets just like to get a little respect from us more prosey-types.

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  • This is a presidential campaign and unless we want Kerry to turn into Adlai Stevenson Redux, any prosey calls for decency will not be on the menu.

    Hullabaloo

  • We used to think that these were prosey, stoggy, flat-footed days, but there is any amount of adventure -- from the fields of Flanders to the mountains of Colombia -- even the Spanish main has had its rebirth.

    Letters of Franklin K. Lane

  • The most prominent fault, after what we consider rather an uninteresting and prosey beginning, is his miserable attempts at wit; his genuine humorousness -- his keen sense of the ludicrous seem to have forsaken him.

    North Carolina University Magazine, Volume 1 Number 1, February 1852

  • Everyone's got an opinion about the poem read yesterday, the vast majority of them (at least in print) seem to say it was too prosey for the occasion.

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  • Yet what Arnold perceived to be the weaknesses of Clough's poetry are precisely what, over time, have come to seem its strengths: a prosey colloquiality which at times verges on awkwardness, a preference for honesty and sarcasm over suavity and tact, a direct criticism of modern life, a naming of things as themselves.

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  • i have autobio pieces na na rendered as vertical passages across two-page spreads, or postcard prosey things (with photos) as well as just really normal essays na sobrang well-written lang and not self-centered light flimsy burgis stuff, which all screams “new” for me.

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  • Beautiful photos, great prosey style, links to places I’d never have found myself.

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  • That's mostly what I write.

    February 19, 2007

  • There is nothing wrong with prose poetry, but a poem to be called prosey is an insult if you were trying to write a poem. Most people don't set out to write prose poetry.

    February 19, 2007

  • I see. I like that distinction.

    February 19, 2007

  • prose poetry isn't the same as prosey poetry. One means the poet has chosen to do away with lineation; the other means the poet's not practicing the economy with words common to poetry.

    That's only my opinion, though.

    February 19, 2007

  • what's wrong with prose poetry?

    February 19, 2007

  • a criticism. To a prose writer, not so much.

    February 19, 2007