Tiny Footcrunch was born out of emotions and sharpened by society’s waning attention span. It delivers vast thoughts through tiny poems. Ten universal emotions. Sadness. Joy. Anger. Kindness. Fear. Love. Confusion. Humor. Curiosity. Hope. Ten petite poems carefully crafted and shepherded into each bloodline. This collection speaks to the era of texting tweeting twittering fast-paced visually digestible media we live in every day. Literature has changed. Long-form storytelling through print is falling out of favor while comments, posts and captions increasingly become the new narrative. These tiny poems bridge that divide. Savor suck snack stay on them – they are not meant to be devoured as if bite-size chocolates. Rather, bravely peel each poem back and reveal the many layers provided by each word, each line, each thought that pops into your head right at that pivotal moment when you have a raw wild running whipping racing through the forest visceral reaction to these . . . words on a page.
a single line
lingers in my mind
David Wasserman is a product of New England. After growing up in Connecticut, he graduated from Stonehill College with degrees in English Literature and Elementary Education. A master’s degree in special education and ten years teaching later, David returned to poetry. It had been calling to him through the growing noise of texts tweets beeps buzzing ringing – and finally got through in its own tiny way.
David currently teaches second grade and lives in the mostly quiet woods of Connecticut with his wife and daughter. He likes to sit with a local craft beer and notebook on his front porch – pause and breathe in the crisp woodsy air chin up and eyes happily closed.
Tiny Footcrunch is David’s first book.