national poetry month, poetry, Prompts


April 24, hybrid. I love a good prose poem. I also love the ancient chimeras of myth and the cryptids of American folklore. Ohio’s got three of them! Hybrids are beautiful and strange, like their animal/human counterparts. We have interchangeable names for the poetry/fiction/nonfiction chimera and all relate to the lovely word prose. The beautiful block of language that funnels meaning into us as we read, as we are surprised to read something unexpected. Sharing my favorites here.

Ligozzi, Chimera sketch.
Christopher Citro, The Little Book of Monsters
Claudia Rankine, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
Heather Christle, The Crying Book
Molly Fuller, For Girls Forged by Lightning

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