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Alias is Eric Pankey's second collection of prose poems from Free Verse Editions. The first, Dismantling the Angel, won the New Measure Poetry Prize. Pankey continues to investigate the flexibility and possibility of this literary genre, the prose poem, which Hermaine Riffaterre says has "an oxymoron for a name." H. L. Hix has praised Pankey's prose poems for their "elusive and luminous sentences" and how they "take the shape of fire." Kevin Prufer has celebrated their meditations "on mystery, human sympathy, and the divine." Cynthia Marie Hoffman says of these new poems, "One has the sense that Pankey sees beyond the visible, or sees both the visible and the invisible at once."