Prose Poetry


Learn to write at the intersection of prose and poetry in this workshop devoted to the imaginative and innovative possibilities in writing poetry without line breaks.


What you can learn.

  • Learn to marry elements of prose and poetry into a unique and powerful form
  • Identify distinguishing characteristics of flash fiction, short-shorts, and prose poems
  • Develop a vocabulary to discuss the craft of prose poetry
  • Use story, structure, music, and your imagination to brighten up your writing

About this course:

This class explores the boundaries between prose and poetry. We focus on character, setting, plot, point of view, word choice, figurative language, symbols, music, imagination, and memory to construct flash nonfiction, flash fiction, and prose poems. We attempt to discover the differences between a prose poem and flash prose, and utilize their intersections for a range of possibilities for style and subject. What elements are essential to a poem? To a memoir? To a story? How important is genre?

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