"The fellow drinkers started an argument about which of literary genres, poetry or prose, is more significant."
"The host insisted that real literature is prose, while his guest, a former teacher, argued for poetry."
"The literary dispute quickly escalated into a banal conflict and the 53-year-old lover of poetry stabbed his opponent to death with a knife", investigators said. He was later detained while hiding at a friend's house."
A reminder that literature is serious business and that the fervor of its fans and advocates can rival the passion of soccer supporters any day. The above referenced stabbing occurred in Russia this January (yes, there was some alcohol involved), but the topic can lead to fierce arguments in Brooklyn too. On Saturday, at Halyards, 3 poets and 4 prose writers will get together ... let's see how it goes: Tuning into the Voices is next.
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