The genre question…

Let’s see now…

Mystery, history, romance, or thriller,
Fantasy, sci-fi, or seek for the killer,
Classics, Jurassics, occasional science
Symbolic studies, books on self-reliance,
Alternative therapies, young adult fiction,
Cordon bleu cooking, artistic depiction,
Esoteric theories and Zen meditations
Poems and drama and comic creations,
Old childhood favourites, folklore and fables
Standing stones, pyramids, magical tables,
Anthropological investigations,
How to prepare alcoholic libations,
Autobiography and archaeology
Bee keeping, dog training and herpetology,
Museum catalogues, works on photography
(all that is missing is blatant pornography)
Quantum mechanics, psychology textbook,
Comparative studies… then on to the next book…
“What do you read?” is the question they asked me…
Look at my bookshelves and try to unmask me!
But in their minds the next question is humming,
“What do you write?” Well, I knew it was coming…
The hardest of questions… and its undeniable
“Most of our books? Genre: Unclassifiable…”

See for yourself at France and Vincent


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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29 Responses to The genre question…

  1. Marcia says:

    Absolutely love it! ❤ Brilliant! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marcia says:

    Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Another of Sue Vincent’s terrific poems, and very relatable to many of us, for sure! Enjoy! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. This is such an entertaining poem, Sue. Genre can be a tricky thing, especially when your books don’t quite fit.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. olganm says:

    I know so well where you’re coming from, Sue. Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wonderful poem, Sue! Now i got an overview for the different genres too. Hope you are all well. Best wishes, Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lisa Coleman says:

    So true & relateable. For the writer who is a Jack of all Trades & Master of Some, the genre can be all over the place. Sounds like me. Hard to stick to just one & stay focused.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. dgkaye says:

    This one’s a beauty for all us writers Sue. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jaye Marie says:

    I will never understand the compulsion for finding boxes for everything…


  9. That’s just great, Sue. I don’t know how you could have possibly missed one. 😀 — Suzanne


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