On a Narrow Windowsill: Fiction and Poetry Folded onto Twitter
edited by J.S. Graustein
and Rose Auslander
Release Date: 8 December 2010
This collection of poems and stories from our Twitter-zines' first year features the work of Nathalie Boisard-Beudin, Eric Burke, Ben White, Kaolin Fire, Rose Auslander, and Mel Bosworth, amongst others.
Written on four continents and read on six, the works in this anthology celebrate the birth of a new literary form: the tweet. Ironically, the 140-character limit of the Twitter platform has inspired new and veteran writers alike to stretch traditional boundaries. Some experiment with abbreviated poetic forms. Others create back-story through innuendo. All make every word—every character—count. This collection will introduce you to 43 of these pioneers who venture out each day onto text's narrow windowsill. Come, join them, and sit a spell. There's room.
Want to hear more? Tune in to Insight with Jeffrey Callison on Capital Public Radio, 5 April 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, to hear an interview with J.S. Graustein. Poets Ellaraine Lockie and Patricia Wellingham-Jones will also read some of their works included in the book.
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Print a double-sided copy of the pdf, then follow along with this video to cut and fold it into a booklet.
"...Essentially what this accomplishes is taking something temporary and making it much more permanent..."
—Jason Behrends, The Orange Spotlight
"Folded Press may not be the first seeking to boil their works down to the essence of the story or the poem...but they do appear to be the first to look at TwitterLit as a distillable form, and have proven that it is a form worth distilling."
—Jamie Hershing, MINIFICTION
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