Why prose?

on form (continued):

Rankine says: Prose because I have intention – I want you to understand.

Poetry, is a different story: You don’t impose – you encounter, you discover.

want more? I really recommend listening to:

Edward Hirsch: Poets Writing Prose

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Harold Rhenisch says:

    “I” has intention. “I” wants “you” to understand.

    Hirsch is speaking as “I” to other “I”s.

  2. Rankine is a valuable voice in US poetry AND prose. I hope even more people encounter her…

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