Compression: Tasha Cotter

Flash Fiction and Prose Poem Writer Tasha Cotter“Compression is an essential characteristic of poetry. It just is. As an MFA student I began writing fiction and realized that my poetry background had taught me not only how to compress, but also how to be precise in my word choice. Simply put, I like to read fiction that moves fast and so I tend to write that way. I like to place readers immediately and let them fill in the rest.” — Tasha Cotter