I’m trying to title this blog post first, but let’s see if I end up even really sticking on the topic which you guys wanted: prose poems versus poetic prose. What is the difference? How do you tell? Etc.
This is probably already off topic but I wrote a post previously about using “character” in other genres but since it is from July of 2009 why not post a link again?
I’ve been debating how to go about writing this post because I wrote an extensive article for Form 21 about this very topic so I hope you’ll stop by that article to do some additional reading on the topic then come back to ask me any other questions that perhaps I didn’t answer.
The latest developments for me with prose poetry are these: I occasionally find poems that I realize have more of a “story” element to them versus being an in the moment poem so I try to turn them into flash fiction pieces AND, as many of you know, I am working on a project called ABC which contains mostly prose poems. Reading critiques of one right now called “Eros”
So let’s start the discussion. Prose or poetry? Prose poem? Poetic prose? Flash fiction? What do you like or dislike about these “forms” or the discussion of them?