A collection of tweet-sized poetry—how did you hit upon that idea?
I decided to take on the discipline of writing just 140 characters per poem so that people can share them, tweet them, and it could be a conversation starter. I thought it up six
months ago and publishers jumped at the idea.
Does such super-short poetry work?
I have tried to persuade people to look at things differently. And if you want people to read you, you must catch the spirit of the times. So I experimented with the format and punctuation.
You have experimented with the entire packaging, not just the content.
I believe the medium is the message. How you say it is as important as what you say.
How long did it take you to write them?
A month. I work well under pressure, I find peace in the midst of frenzy.
Did you feel tied down by the word count?
No, I always had a sense of when a poem was going to spill over.