Drupe fruits is a bi-annual journal celebrating the power and beauty of the prose poem… a form harnessing both the narrative function, commonality, and accessibility of the paragraph and the brevity, distillation, symbolism, and abstraction of poetry to produce gems of amalgamation.
keeping with an interest in the surreal or wonderfully abstracted, drupe fruits is a journal exclusively of prose poems exercising a brevity of 200 words or less.
again, the appeal to the form comes from its narrative possibility coupled with its poetic thrift and attention, its acknowledgement of the paragraph as an innately distilled form, and for an acknowledgment of the natural cadence and musicality of language even without line breaks, and blank space common of poetic work.
please do send prose poems of 200 words or less to email@example.com for consideration by sept. 1st for issue #4.
ideally, you would include work in the body of an e-mail… but if you must attach, NEVER send .docx files… as well as a brief, saucy bio… something candid is preferred to a list of places you’ve published… although we would like to know that as well.
past issues of Drupe Fruits have included work by Cathy Wagner, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, MC Hyland, Parker Tettleton, Joseph Milford, Sarah Fox, Dolly Lemke, Nick Demske, Daniela Olszewska, etc.