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Prose by Pros

Something marvelous happens when the poetically talented apply their skills to prose. The following collections of short stories written by poets are fine examples of this phenomena.

Oates, Joyce Carol
Wild Nights!
Oates turns graverobber and resurrects Poe, Hemingway, Twain, Henry James, and Emily Dickinson for this uniquely morbid collection of short stories.
 
Ronk, Martha
Glass Grapes and Other Stories
These elegantly written stories explore the nature of obsession as it relates to painfully evolving and unraveling relationships.
 
Ruffin, Paul
Jesus in the Mist: Stories
Sinister yet comedic and hailing from the Deep South, these stories evoke the spirit of Flannery O'Connor.
 
Shomer, Enid
Tourist Season: Stories
Women of varying ages reach crossroads in their lives, both real and imagined.
 
Wall, William
No Paradiso
Abandon hope all ye who enter here. The subject matter borders on shocking, but the beauty of the prose make this trip worthwhile.
 
Windsor, Cooley
Visit Me In California
Windsor brings classic characters to life with humor and fresh insight while doing the same for emotions and reactions that are familiar to us all.
 

Updated: October 29, 2008