Poetry And Fiction
I am convinced that writing prose should not be any different from writing poetry. In both cases it is a question of looking for the unique expression, one that it is concise, concentrated, and memorable - Italo Calvino
What is fiction without the beauty of poetry, and what is poetry without the energy of fiction? Both are inseparable. However, there is a tendency among certain writers to favor only one genre over the other. It is like deciding to take one wife to the zoo while leave the other at Jalan TAR. I once said to Roslan Jomel that writers must read poetry. I don't know if he agrees with me or not. He is a gifted writer who has been reading a lot of Marquez. I really hope he will read more poetry after this.