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Bucky the Squirrel Teaches The Prose Poem

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What exactly is a prose poem? GrubStreet Instructor Cathie Desjardins writes about how a random visit from a squirrel interrupting her class one day served as the perfect illustration of what's at the heart of the prose poem. After all, what better way to demonstrate the true nature of prose poems "leaping nimbly from lofty to commonplace, from practical to absurd, from unlikely to very familiar" than a surprise visit from a squirrel in your office

December 13, 2021 | Cathie Desjardins