Prose Poetry by
2002 Violet Crown Award for Literature
Published by Stone River Press
Page One Publications
Paperback with Perfect Binding
84 Pages with 39 prose poems
These prose poems are an insightful
journey into adolescence and beyond.
With powerful and thought-provoking
images, Christensen exposes to the
nerve his encounters with puberty,
love, loss and spiritual awakening.
An amazing gift from one of the most
talented poets of our time.
2002 Award of Merit
for design to Desktop Imaging Services
by the Printing Industries of the
Gulf Coast, Inc. and Printing &
Imaging Association of MidAmerica
THE POEM "PRAYER"
Slowly, like a crusted asteroid
turning in the dim glow of stars,
I feel my body drift toward God,
its gravity coaxing my wandering
steps toward ultimate ignorance
and oblivion. And I fall flowing
like water through the emptiness,
letting go all I am in a shower
of dusty molecules, which leap at
their freedom and disperse.
PAUL CHRISTENSEN is a professor
at Texas A&M University where
he teaches modern literature and writing.
Among his achievements are a William
& Mary College literary scholarship,
three Pushcart nominations, NEA Writing
Grant, member of the Texas Institute
of Letters and Fulbright Senior Lecturer
in Austria and Norway. He has published
over one hundred personal and critical
essays in the U.S. and abroad and
poetry in over a hundred journals
FOR READERS OF FINE PROSE AND
POETRY THAT "MERGE INTO PERSONAL,
SOCIAL AND MYTHIC LANDSCAPES."