T Fleischmann (author of TIME IS THE THING A BODY MOVES THROUGH) interviewed in Publishers Weekly

“Each of the two recurring forms in the book tries to tell the story of a relationship. An essay in verse narrates a protracted romantic friendship, and autobiographical prose narrates the ecstatic start of a new love. As much as the formal distinction holds across the two relationships, each also shares some obsessions—the visual artist Félix González-Torres and ice—and each bleeds into the other. I’m thinking about what extends beyond a romance, beyond a death, beyond a rupture in self. Trying to see what can extend across forms is one way to do that. As far as the challenges, I think I would find it more difficult to tell a story in only one way, or to limit myself to only one form of thought.”

Sarah Cassavant