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This Line is Not for Turning: An Anthology of Contemporary British Prose Poetry

Published by Cinnamon Press

ISBN: 9781907090516

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This anthology of contemporary British prose poetry is the first of its kind in the UK. It celebrates prose poetry being written by writers such as George Szirtes, Pascale Petit, Carrie Etter, Luke Kennard, Andy Brown, Anthony Rudolf, Richard Gwyn, Linda Black and Kate North, as well as new voices.

Closer to short prose in their economical use of storytelling, but expertly using the sounds, tones, twists and rhythms of poetry, these pieces exemplify the craftwork involved in the form.

“This necessary and groundbreaking anthology is well overdue and will answer some questions poets are considering today about prose poetry, and raise many new ones.”
Pascale Petit

“These prose poems are compelling in their elegance, their swift and subtle movements, their embodiment of serious play. In this ‘borderline’ form, life’s accepted compartments are thrillingly broken down. Jane Monson has assembled an anthology that is both necessary and imaginatively liberating.”
Moniza Alvi

Jane Monson has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Cardiff University. Now based in Cambridge, she works as a freelance writer and teacher and runs independent Creative Writing courses in Cambridge, Harlow, London and abroad. She has been shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award and commended by Poetry London and the New Writing Partnership.
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