And all my life, I have been running from my family, and I have been intricate in my run, but one way or another they are what you come upon around the corner, and the Lord God, who is so anxious for recognition, says you must ask how they are, and would they like something to drink, and what is it you can do for them this time.
–E.L. Doctorow, from Book of Daniel
AboutPoets think in lines, prose writers in sentences; the best of both work from sound to sense, with an ear for the music in their compositions. S for Sentence celebrates lyricism in prose, the play and craft at work in the artful sentence. We post a sentence a month along with comments by a guest writer on the craft that shapes it, on what makes it great. In one or two sentences.
—Pearl Abraham, Editor