Neither Night Nor Day: An Exploration of the Boundaries Between Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction

When presented with the question on whether a piece of writing is prose poetry or flash fiction, the answer is often "You just know." This panel will look to explore exactly how one does know. Is the difference merely intentionality? Does a coherent plot make a piece fiction? Does lyricism define it as poetry? Looking at famous and contemporary examples and discussing our own experience as writers of both flash and prose poetry, panel members will look to examine the boundaries of these interconnected genres.

With Dr. Erin Elizabeth Smith, Dr. Emily Capettini, Chloe Hason, Jennie Frost

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