Though deeply invested in poetics, I’ve been writing in multiple genres for years. Perhaps the best compliment I’ve received on my prose was from the external reviewer of my PhD dissertation. He said that of all the dissertations he had encountered, mine was the most readable: he noted the balance between academic rigour, technical language, and clarity. These are the qualities I’ve emphasized in my writing instruction over the past ten years. I encourage prose that is rigorous and concise.