When I caught up with Ben White for this interview, he was playing guitar in the office. His wife got annoyed and told him to “stop making noise.” Like me, he is also a huge fan of sleeping in. HUGE. I appreciate that he puts off the loving embrace of his treasured memory foam mattress to write vast amounts PicFic tweets.
Two weeks ago, we brought you the first half of our interview with meika loofs-samorzewski. And, at long last, here is the second half you’ve all been waiting for;-)
We crossed the International Date Line and the Equator for this interview, so we’re made the most of our trip and asked follow-up questions for the first time.
This week, we’re pleased to present an interview with poet and paper-maker-extraordinaire, Ellaraine Lockie. Ellaraine graced Form.Reborn with a series of Japanese verse last week and will be featured in Shape of a Box this summer.
This week’s interview features Jessy Randall, co-author of Shape of a Box’s Issue 8. She has four chapbooks published, numerous works published in journals, and her third issue of The Huge Underpants of Gloom is available.
We’re thrilled to be halfway through our first fortnightly story (14 tweets) over at PicFic. David Erlewine is the brave soul that attempted this death-defying feat–a feat that subjected him to numerous re-write requests. But he (and we) survived to plant our flag “By Hand” at the top of the tweet-zine mountain. Poor David. He’d barely gotten home from his expedition when we banged on his door (and woke his kids from a nap) demanding an interview. And threatening to pitch our tent in his perfectly-manicured front lawn until he gave us one.
Form.Reborn is very pleased to feature a series of haiku by F.I. Goldhaber this week. Her poetry has appeared in 3 Lights Gallery and The Rambler among many others. Her book-length collection, Pairs of Poems, was published last year by Uncial Press.
Nathalie Boisard-Beudin is the first contributor to send us a multilingual submission, probably due to the fact that she is a French woman living in Rome, Italy.
PicFic launches today on Twitter with a 7-tweet story by J. Boyer. J is a creative writing faculty member at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Form. Reborn launches today on Twitter with a haiku by Christian Ward. Christian is a London-based writer whose work has appeared in the Everyday Poets, The Kenyon Review, Word Riot, and Diagram among many others. We caught up with Christian at his local pub and held the darts hostage until he agreed to answer our questions: