I try to give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week’s episode, click here.

This week, I wanted to send you all over to an article on Make Good Art called “Life as Art.”  The author, Nidhi Pugalia, talks about poetry and prose and whether we, as writers, have to pick between the two genres. The article is beautifully written, and shows how you can write prose in a poetic way.

My favorite lines were these:

“I have discovered the scalpel with which poets write, watched them slice into paper and pare off thin scraps to carve a story underneath their words. What they leave behind is poignant and sharp and speaks with a voice familiar to stories, but starkly different.

“I want to know how the brain must tick to know which words, when paired together or kept apart, will zip straight through muscle and bone to touch heart.”

Thanks for sharing your article with us all, Nidhi!


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