Peter Johnson | Eudardo and ‘I’ | Gazelle Books

Eduardo & ‘I’

Peter Johnson

Author:Peter Johnson | ISBN: 1893996468 : 9781893996465 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155 x 230mm | Pages: 54 | Weight: .112 Kg. | Published: White Pine Press – July 2006  Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

A new collection of prose poems

from the author of “Pretty Happy” and “Miracles and Mortifications”, the latter of which won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. This darkly comic book takes the reader on two separate but interrelated journeys. Eduardo is part alter ego and part cultural artefact, recalling Berryman’s character Henry from the “Dream Songs”.

“Peter Johnson takes his place alongside today’s most original prose poets.” — Morton Marcus

Peter Johnson

was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1951. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of New Hampshire. He is the winner of the 2001 James Laughlin Award for his second collection of prose poems, Miracles & Mortifications (2001). His other books include Eduardo & “I” (White Pine, 2006), Pretty Happy! (1997), and the chapbook Love Poems for the Millennium (1998). He is also the author of a novel, What Happened (Front Street Books, 2007), as well as a collection of short stories, I’m a Man (2003). Johnson is the founder and editor of The Prose Poem: An International Journal (White Pine Press, 2000).

About his work, the poet Bruce Smith has said, “Because Peter Johnson does not guide himself either by the turns and counterturns of verse or the horizontal urge of prose, he must continually reinvent the wheel and its destination. He writes with a lover’s lavish extravagance and a yogi’s self-discipline. His funny poems are heartbreaking and his serious ones are hilarious.” He received a creative writing award in 2002 from Rhode Council on the Arts and a fellowship in 1999 from the National Endowment for the Arts. A contributing editor to American Poetry Review, Web del Sol, and Slope, Peter Johnson teaches creative writing and children’s literature at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he lives with his wife, Genevieve, and two sons, Kurt and Lucas.

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