Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Poetics.BOXING INSIDE THE BOX is a creative/critical work proposing "women's prose poetry" as a form distinct from that widely touted as "definitive" in journals, anthologies and critical texts. Iglesias believes that the shape of prose poems--a simple box--serves as a powerful metaphor for gender roles that constrain and contain women. Unlike most of their male counterparts who produce disembodied, ironic and surrealist prose poems, women write from within this genre-defiant box works that are at once lyrical and embattled, sensual and menacing.
Holly Iglesias is the winner of the 2008 Kore Press First Book Award. She is a poet and translator of Spanish whose work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Prose Poem, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Massachusetts Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has been awarded fellowships by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Edward Albee Foundation. She is the author of two chapbooks, Hands-On Saints and Good Long Enough, winner of Thorngate Road's Frank O'Hara Prize. A critical work, BOXING INSIDE THE BOX: WOMEN'S PROSE POETRY, was published by Quale Press. She teaches at University of North Carolina-Asheville and at Warren Wilson College.Author City: ASHEVILLE, NC USA