"The difference between poetry and short stories is not always clear, especially with the popularity of prose, narrative poetry, and micro-fiction. But to establish some differences, short stories usually still follow the five plot points; poetry is not dependent on that and can be presented in various forms, whether traditional verse or something contemporary. Poetry must make complex messages as condensed yet effective as possible, while short stories focus more on building characters and themes." Poets Kevin M. Hibshman and John Patrick Robbins will share poems and short stories from their new chapbook, The Mirror Masks Nothing. The chapbook is split between two writers taking a deep introspective look into their lives and work. It is raw, dangerous, unfiltered, and beautiful all the same. Kevin M. Hibshman and John Patrick Robbins leave no stone unturned and pull no punches in this unique first-of-its-kind book with Whiskey City Press. If your looking for soul then look no further than The Mirror Masks Nothing (The Mirror Masks Nothing: Robbins, John Patrick, Hibshman, Kevin M.: 9798831304831: Amazon.com: Books). To read the authors' bios, please visit: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/67171656/poetry-and-short-stories "What is the difference between poetry and a short story? I need the answer in 3 to 5 sentences." eNotes Editorial, 21 Dec. 2010, https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-difference-between-poetry-short-story-ne-396642. Accessed 24 Aug. 2022.