Prose Poety – The Ultimate Oxymoron?

Is there anything more oxymoronic than the term prose poem? When I entered my MFA program in 2007, I was bombarded with prose poetry. I felt fairly well read before I started the program given that I have been reading since I was three, I was an English major as an undergrad. But somehow, even in a course titled “Modern Poetry,” I was never exposed to the prose poem.