Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology

A Writer's Guide and Anthology
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 15. November 2018
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-1-350-01989-8 (ISBN)
Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing in a variety of short forms. The authors introduce both traditional and innovative approaches to the short form and demonstrate how it possesses structure, logic, and coherence while simultaneously resisting expectations. With discussion questions, writing prompts, flash interviews and glossary of key terms, the book covers:

- Prose poetry
- Flash and micro fiction
- The lyric essay
- Short shorts
- Micro memoir
- Cross-genre/hybrid writing
- Nano fiction
- Sudden fiction
- Drabble
- Vignette
- Postcard poems/fiction

Short-Form Creative Writing also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of short-form writing in all of the styles covered by the book, including work by: Charles Baudelaire, Elizabeth Bishop, Jorges Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Trevor Dodge, Grant Faulkner, Robert Hass, Ilya Kaminsky, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Philip Levine, Anne Sexton and many others.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-350-01989-8 (9781350019898)
1350019895 (1350019895)
H. K. Hummel is visiting Assistant Professor of creative writing at University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA. She is the author of two chapbooks, Boytreebird and Handmade Boats and her poetry has appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume VI: Tennessee, Iron Horse Review, Booth, Meridian, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Poemeleon, Antigonish Review and other places. She is one of the founding editors of the literary journal Blood Orange Review. Her personal website is

Stephanie Lenox teaches creative writing and literature at Willamette University, USA. She is the author of The Business, selected for the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her previous poetry collections include Congress of Strange People and The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. She is one of the founding editors of the online literary journal Blood Orange Review. Her personal website is

1. A Long History of the Short Form
2. Picture This
3. Voice, Character, and Narrator
4. Moving Through Time and Space
5. The Microcosmic Sentence
6. How to Leap: Ah-ha Moments and Associative Logic
7. Translucent Design
8. Beg, Borrow, and Steal
9. Finding the Funny
10. Misfit Pleasures
11. Not So Fast! Strategic Revision

Conclusion: The Beautiful Lightning
Author bios
Genre index

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