Guest Blogger and Author Luanne Castle!

Guest blogging at Phil Taylor’s today about FLASH NONFICTION! Thanks, Phil!

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How did prose, namely flash nonfiction, end up in my new poetry chapbook Kin Types?

The easiest way to think of flash nonfiction is to think about a creative essay and imagine it tiny—50, 100, 500, 1000 words.

Once I started trying my hand at flash nonfiction, I saw that flash nonfiction forms are just poems opened up a bit—made a little larger, a little looser, but also relying heavily on sound, diction, images, just as poetry does.

The forms include, but are not limited to:

*lyric essay

*collage

*prose poems

*braided essay

*hermit crab essays that assume the form of something else

*based on photograph, artifact, document

*lists

I was able to work my subject in both poetry and flash nonfiction simultaneously because the two genres occupy the same sort of creative process.

Here is a flash nonfiction piece originally published on Toasted Cheese that found its way…

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4 responses to “Guest Blogger and Author Luanne Castle!

  1. Very cool, Luanne…I write flash nonfiction all the time – I just didn’t know it!!

    • Well, there you go! I love flash nonfiction. It is so cool to use the brief poetry images but still be able to maintain a narrative without having to crop typical narrative devices out of the piece!

  2. It sounds like a great read, especially with people’s time constraints, Luanne. I know it will be unique and memorable!
    This was great that you helped Luanne out, Phil. 📣 ~Robin

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