Yes, I wrote poetry for a long time and one of my mentors is Marc Smith, the founder of Poetry Slam, though I wasn’t really a slam poet. Rhythm is incredibly important to me in my life and writing. When I’m focusing on a project I wake up at the same time, I eat the same things for breakfast. I have this rhythmic ritual that goes on for weeks and months sometimes. On the page it is also incredibly important to me: sentences need rhythm if they’re going to move and move people.
"...Maybe I'm writing to people like me, looking back and maybe regretting some of the things they did in their pasts and trying to forgive or at least stop being so angry about what they endured, trying to come to terms with it all and heal."