Originally Posted by Lynx-lynx
Amazon seems to think it's a new Genre:
'Almost simultaneously, many of our finest writers are experimenting with a new nonfiction form: brief pieces that are literary and personal rather than informational, complete in themselves, and short—very short. Although the form has not had a name until now'
I'm still unconvinced - I think it's Prose ..... but what's in a name.
Prose doesn't mean anything to me.
There was/has been a controversy over creative non-fiction. The short part seems relatively new to me. Though I'm sure there have been short nf personal or literary or whatever for ages, it also in some cases over-laps prose poetry. (which I do know what is.