Virtual Artists Collective, Paperback, 9780977297412, 72pp.
Publication Date: January 9, 2006
China is the occasion, not the subject or the object, of the forty-seven poems collected in Steven Schroeder's Fallen Prose - lyrical glimpses of the "new" city in Southern light. Most of the poems in the collection are set in Shenzhen, a few in Zhuhai, Macao, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong - and one or two a bit further west, in Kunming. All attend to "control out of control on every edge" and listen for flashes of music in these places that shed new light on all the elsewheres where we keep on making cities that somehow manage to sing.