Friday, November 26, 2010

Elasticity out of meter

The other night I read a prose poem online and had two reactions:
  1. This sounds like prose poetry I've written, and
  2. I haven't written that way in a long, long time.
I really enjoy "that way," too. Fluidity and word play, a roll of nonsense, a burst of light. Except it seems that in my fictions I favor practicality and simplicity. Stay with the story. Maintain a staccato beat.

Conclusion: it's time to play again.

1 comment:

Flo said...

Holy shiz, you're smart and stuff.