Compression: Allie Marini Batts

“Amy Sage Webb, one of my AULA professors, gives this advice, when it comes to writing in the compressed form: ‘Use the fewest amount of words necessary.’ This advice is deceptively simple, and contains the core idea that’s key to successfully writing poetry or prose in the compressed form: Not only must you select the fewest amount of words, but the words must also be the right words.” — Allie Marini Batts