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"The simplest definition is that a prose poem is a poem written in prose....But, not unlike 'free verse,' the oxymoronic name captures the complex nature of a beast bred to challenge conventional assumptions about what poetry is and what it can do." "The prose poem is a composition printed out as prose that names itself as poetry, availing itself of the elements of prose, while foregrounding the devices of poetry."
Technically a prose poem appears as prose, reads as poetry, yet lacks line breaks associated with poetry but uses the latter's fragmentation, compression, repetition and rhyme. It shares with poetry
Prose poetry should be considered as neither primarily