Miles White is the author of the flash fiction collections Jesus Loves You but Not Today, Download the Moon, and Zen Pussy Riot, the first three books in his Canvas Sextet. He was interviewed by Miles White, a former writer for USA Today and author of “From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap and the Performance of Masculinity.” They talked by telephone.
Miles: Thank you for talking with me today.
White: Well, it’s a little difficult to get away from you. What would you like to know?
Miles: I wonder if you can tell us exactly what the Canvas Sextet is supposed to be?
White: Sure. It’s a collection of three-minute flash fiction. I write only what I can fit onto a single sheet of paper. That works out to about an 800-word story or a three-minute read. I plan to write 300 stories in two years and publish them in books of 50 stories each. That’s enough for 600 book pages, so that’s a significant body of work. With Zen Pussy Riot, I’m halfway there.