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Favorite Poetic Prose Writers

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message 1: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Campbell (goodreadscomnickthegreek11) Rimbaud comes to mind when I think of great poetic prose. But we do have some exceptional poetic prose writers: Bill Berkson (poetry) and Paulette Jiles (fiction, although she wrote poetry for many years before beginning her novels).

Can anyone recommend any others that write in this genre?

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Gerry LaFemina | 64 comments Mod
Stuart Dybek is a poet and fiction writer whose stories might as well be poetry: their phrasing, their cadence, their use of the image are all the poet's. Then there's Ana Menendez's novel Loving Che, which is written in these amazingly lyrical short chapters (one-two pages).

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