A Genre Study

by Wain Ewing



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/27/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781480861138
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781480861145

About the Book

"In the first or second row of this theater, I sit captive with the audience, in a full house. The curtains are drawn; the show, soon to begin. In the interim, as I strum my duocello, the audience of albino ants responds with enthusiasm. I happen to note the thick flat pick with which I have been playing. When was it I made a pick like that before?"

Prose poetry is sometimes thought of as a short form, limited in extent to no more than a page or two. In Wain Ewing's Plot, an effort has been made to expand the reach of the prose poem by bridging the written and the visual. Based on a dream journal, this is a creative, experimental novella featuring prose poetry and author drawings. Segments portray the power of simple observation that gives meaning to the mundane. Sometimes the words read like stream of consciousness. Tone ranges from literary to absurd, surreal to visionary.

Ewing's storytelling is imaginative and fresh, not afraid of challenging literary convention. His is a creative journey, and you are invited to join.

About the Author

Wain Ewing was born in Pittsburgh but has lived all over the United States and Canada. His work has appeared in Writ, Paper Radio, Pomegranate, Zero, and Bone and Flesh. He is a graduate of Hill School and Princeton University, class of 1968. In 1979, he was involved in the anti-Trident campaign in Bangor, Washington.