Welcome to Page Chatter! This website for flash fiction, prose poetry and poetry was launched in September 2017. Page Chatter will be conducting interviews (roughly once a month) with published writers of these forms, alongside occasional essays. For November, we are privileged to include a new essay on the 21st century relationship between Poetry, Narrative and Environment by the poet Frances Spurrier, and two interviews – one with poet and novelist Patricia Debney, and one with flash fiction writer and prose poet Meg Pokrass. Whatever the month, if you click on the menu button ‘Blog’ above you’ll see all the writer interviews / essays as icons to click on. Or for example, if you want to search for Flash Fiction-related interviews only – click on the ‘Flash Fiction’ menu button. Similarly for Poetry and Prose Poetry you can use their respective individual pages for easy filtering.
Links to some insightful external essays have now been added on the ‘Essays / External Links’ page – linking you to blog posts / articles by Carrie Etter, Robert Scotellaro, and Ron Wallace elsewhere. If you’ve published an essay (or know of a good one by someone else) that explores the differences between poetry, prose poetry, and flash fiction, and would like it to be added to the website, please get in touch with Page Chatter via the ‘Contact’ page.
We’d really love this site to be a forum for discussions about craft, and the relationships and differences between these three forms of writing.
If you have general comments for Page Chatter and / or the interviewer Michael Loveday, please use the ‘Contact’ menu button.
Please do sign up to receive each month’s new interview by using the middle blue box on the right (below if you’re on your phone) to enter your email address.