Several of my books are somewhat unconventional in appearance. Witness, for example, told from multiple points of view, invites the reader to hear testimony in a sort of trial. The form of this book (the revolving spotlight of narrative poetry) helps convey what it might be like to witness a sampling of conflicting stories (content) before making up one’s mind about guilt and innocence, right and wrong, courage and cowardice, nobility and shame. In The Music of Dolphins I experiment with type face and point size to help the reader track Mila’s internal and external growth as she is drawn into a dance with humanity, her own humanity and the humanity of those around her.
The Marriage of Form and Content