Guerrilla reader Melinda Palacio writes award-winning poetry and prose, and she’s done journalism too. She says that her poetry training actually helps her as a novelist. In a recent interview, she said,
I went from writing journalism, reporting type of work, to getting deeper and deeper into language… Poetry has influenced how I write longer pieces, and each word does matter.
Here, Palacio reads from her new novel, Ocotillo Dreams.
More info on Palacio’s website.