Synopses & Reviews
"Family Portrait doesn't just rewrite the history of the prose poem in Americait sets the record straight. Murphy's scholarly introduction sets the stage for a book that traces the history of American prose poetry from 19001950. Simply put, this collection belongs on every poet'sand poetry lover'sbookshelf. No one will be able to write about the prose poem without referencing Family Portrait."Peter Conners
The groundbreaking anthology of prose poetry collects over sixty voices including such well-known figures as Sherwood Anderson, William Lisle Bowles, Kay Boyle, e. e. cummings, H.D., Robert Duncan, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Earnest Hemingway, Robert Lowell, Kenneth Patchen, Riding Jackson, Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, Thornton Wilder, and William Carlos Williams.
doesn't just rewrite the history of the prose poem in America - it sets the record straight.
About the Author
Robert Alexander is the co-editor of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series. He is the author of two books of poetry, White Pine Sucker River and What the Raven Said; and a book of creative nonfiction, Five Forks: Waterloo of the Confederacy. He previously served as an associate editor at New Rivers Press.