Aram Saroyan was born in New York to Armenian-American playwright William Saroyan and Jewish-American actress Carol Grace, the supposed inspiration for Breakfast at Tiffany‘s Holly Golightly. His writing spans genres and media, including novels, essays, plays, and an episode of St. Elsewhere, but he is best known for his minimalist poetry. His four-legged “m” is in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s shortest poem. He has also appeared in publications that include The New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, Village Voice, and The Nation. He taught for 15 years in the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program.