Poetry Book Titles: a Quick, Fun Poll for Everyone

I have been reflecting on postmodernism and poetry, and came up with the idea of a quick, easy poll to help develop some of these thoughts.

Care to help me out? You don’t have to know a thing about poetry to participate. For each title in bold, simply click “poetry” if you think it sounds like the title of a poetry book, or “prose” if you think it sounds like a prose book’s title.

Ready? Here we go.

Are the following book titles prose or poetry?

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The results you see after clicking an answer, above, are the tally of votes. Here are the answers as to which book is which:


Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films by Wayne Koestenbaum
Carnivorous Boy, Carnivorous Bird
edited by Anna Skucińska
The Anger Scale
by Katie Degentesh
The Myth of the Simple Machines
by Laurel Snyder


A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka
Fast Beauty by Rona Berg
How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson
People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead by Gary Leon Hill
Pocket Guide to Emergency Bicycle Repair by Ron Cordes
The Essential Beginner’s Guide To Raising Swans by Andrew Gray (e-book)

How did you do? Any surprises about which books were which? Any surprises about the poll results, above?

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