Janice Tokar is the author of the poetry chapbook Arrhythmia (above/ground press). The collection has been praised for its "spare, pulsing poems [which] beat with the irregular rhythms of life, death, love and loss".
Janice speaks to Open Book today as part of our Poets in Profile series. She tells us about growing up in a small town, recommending poetry to aliens and writing in one's sleep.
Can you describe an experience that you believe contributed to your becoming a poet?