Alexander Thorne was born in 1989 and spends most of his time living in western Michigan. His submitted work has appeared in the e-magazine Phoenix Lore, the short fiction and poetry collection There Are Monsters Everywhere, and in news articles from the Western Herald. His self-published poetry chapbooks are entited Another Mistaken Anima and People I Can't or Won't Have Another Conversation With.
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Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of the earliest stories I ever read was Sam and the Firefly by P.D. Eastman. It was books like that that made it easy for me to read fluidly from such a young age. I remember liking that every image was saturated in darkness. Basically everything was either black or teal--it made the rare of occurence of the yellow and white images that much more astounding. Another book that I remember reading early on (especially because of the colors) was Go, Dog. Go! also by P.D. Eastman.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing my whole life and it's been a gradual process. I was writing superhero comics and fantasy stories when I was a kid. While I was in high school I spent most of my time journaling and blogging about my day to day life and by the time I reached college that's when I was finally comfortable with the idea of writing fiction and poetry.
Alexander Thorne's newest work People I Can't or Won't Have Another Conversation With revisits the past with a modern perspective. As Fyodor Dostoyevsky once wrote, "Nothing helps a man to reform like thinking of the past with regret." Poems such as these confirm David Bain's observation that "...[Thorne's] work is more sharp, insightful and intriguing than anything I was writing at the same age."