Fight to the Death over Literary Genre


Two Russian men found themselves on the opposite ends of an argument over the merits of poetry versus prose. The two were drunk and arguing over which genre was more literary. Poetry won the day when he stabbed prose to death.

Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →