Robert Alexander

Spring Phantoms: 19th Century Prose Shorts by British and American Authors

A collection of prose poems and flash fiction, from William Blake to Kate Chopin, with biographical notes by Holly Iglesias.

Selected Works

Poetry
A chapbook of prose shorts.
"If there's such a thing as a Midwestern prose poem, Alexander surely invented it."—Peter Johnson
“A lucid and totally engrossing book of poems.” —Jim Harrison
Nonfiction
"A fascinating tale of political intrigue, land speculation, and sectional haggling"--Jon Kukla
“Five Forks is a splendid and intriguing study. The prose is improbably lucid and lovely." —Jim Harrison
Anthologies
"There are so many gems in this anthology . . . that readers will want to have it close by, to randomly dip into its pages as they would a fine, and very large, box of chocolates."—Peter Johnson
“An important addition to the burgeoning exploration of brief prose and flash fiction . . . an abundance of rich, fragmented, carefully crafted moments.”—Tara L. Masih
"An essential addition to our library of American literature."—Lydia Davis
Includes voices from Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States.
"For North American prose poetry - the definitive anthology."—Peter Johnson