Compression: Christopher Lowe

“I’m endlessly interested in what it is that makes a short piece of writing function. More and more, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the intersection of brief moments or ideas that can create a sort of metaphorical tension. There’s simply not enough time in a compressed piece for meaning to accumulate in the way it does in a traditional piece, which means that juxtaposition of smaller linking pieces must carry the weight that slow-building character development and narrative movement carry in a longer work.” — Christopher Lowe