Poets, you don’t have to “stay in your lane”—poets can write novels! Even Walt Whitman, who is now synonymous with poetry, wrote two novels. In this article Writer’s Relief found on ElectricLiterature.com, poet and novelist Caroline Hagood talks about the unique qualities and associative leaps a poet can bring to prose. Unlike novelists following traditional formats, when a poet writes a novel, genre boundaries are crossed and something entirely new and undefined is created.
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