Is Poetic prose poetry at all?

Article written by yours truly about the difference between poetic prose and short story narrative. What do you think?

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Hello all!

Tuesdays will be featuring topical articles related to the world of poetry and writing.

Here I am. The guinea pig, going first.

So let’s talk about something that has been bugging me. I think we can all agree that poetry doesn’t have to be a collection of stanzas or even rhyme. The heart of poetry is expression painted by beautifully clever imagery, allusions explaining a truth. Therefore, poetry can be in paragraphs, in pieces, in pages, in lines…anything.

Right?

After my brother sent in a submission that read more like a short story than a poem, I started questioning where that line is, that line between poetic prose and just narrative. And looking back, I realize this has been building, starting with my post “Scrapbook #6” that posted on our launch day, July 3rd. Originally, the post looked like this:

You were sitting in my father’s place at…

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