Ars Brevis, Vita Poopy

Dan: By 1995, you’ve published two more collections of stories, and the latest, Seeing Eye, includes three sections and thirty-four stories—your work is getting more economical piece by piece. Do you look back and see that you were becoming less interested in writing longer, maybe more traditional stories, at this point? Do you consider the work being done at that time to be more slice of life, or character study, than plot-driven stories?

Michael: I see having babies. I had two and began writing in the seams of time babies create. During feedings. Naps.

Michael Martone interview with Dan Wickett, The Litblog Co-Op, 19 August 2006