The two sets of old folks spoke, between them, Yiddish, Polish, Russian, German, Croatian, Slovenian, Ukrainian, Ruthenian, Romanian, Latvian, Czech, and Hungarian, Charlie had once told Lucian, but not one of the four had ever managed to learn more English than was needed to procure a quarter pound of smoked sturgeon from the deli.
—Deborah Eisenberg, from “Twilight of the Superheroes”
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