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New Book News: Cassandra Atherton & Peter Johnson

New Book News! We celebrate these prose poets and the publication of their anthologies Sunday, April 18 at 7 PM EST. Join us on Lit Youngstown’s YouTube channel for a live reading and conversation.

Cassandra Atherton is an Australian prose poet and scholar of prose poetry. Her most recent books of prose poetry are Leftovers and Fugitive Letters. Cassandra co-wrote Prose Poetry: An Introduction and The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry. She is commissioning editor for Westerly magazine. Prose Poetry: An Introduction (Princeton UP)

Peter Johnson’s prose poetry has been awarded an NEA and the James Laughlin Award from The Academy of American Poets. New books are Old Man Howling at the Moon (prose poems), and A Cast-iron Aeroplane That Can Actually Fly: Commentaries from 80 Contemporary American Poets on Their Prose Poetry. Truth, Falsehoods, and a Wee Bit of Honesty: A Short Primer on the Prose Poem, with Selected Letters from Russell Edson (MadHat Press)



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