Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Next Big Thing

I was tagged by Elisabeth Workman in The Next Big Thing.

What is the working title of the book?

It started as In an Emergency, after O'Hara, and became In Anima: Urgency.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

It was about halfway through NaPoWriMo of 2011 and I was working on a poem a day. I'm not sure how the process idea came, but that it did, this idea of exploding a word outward, using associative, sound, historical and etymological connections, while I had also been thinking about Time, how I sometimes feel that it is not linear but all time occurring simultaneously all the time.

What genre does your book fall under?


 What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

There are and are not characters or people in these poems. I wouldn't have actors. I would have Michel Gondry translate it all into film, probably animated.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

The question driving me mad is: how can one manage to be simultaneously inside and outside? ~Helene Cixous, The Book of Promethea

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

About 6 months.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Heaven, Earth, Language, Time.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?


Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

It is due out in April (2013) from Coconut Books.

I'm tagging, even though I'm pretty sure none of them will participate but because I think they are all brilliant and deserving of a good read, Brooklyn Copeland, Joseph Massey, Karena Youtz, Adrien Kien, and Kate Greenstreet.

Monday, February 4, 2013