Tabs open on your screen right now:
Gmail; Voter’s Edge CA; “Woolf’s Einfuhlung: An Alternative Theory of Transgender Affect” by Lucas Crawford; four different google docs with bits of an essay I am trying and failing to write; Facebook
If you had to brag about yourself:
I would evaporate
Your writer crush:
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib’s social media persona
“I don’t want to meet you nowhere (no) / I don’t want none of your time”
“I’m so hard to handle, / I’m selfish and I’m sad.”
Any place in the world:
Best to just stay home
Coffee + Toast w/ butter and jam
Favorite online places right now:
The world wide web is my least favorite place
Populated quiet, falling asleep with my cat curled on my chest
Least impressive thing about you:
Oh, nearly everything. How many burritos I eat per week. How infrequently my socks match. That I probably won’t remember your name.
Favorite space to write:
The train, the treadmill, in motion
What should we know:
The Library of Congress contains more than 162 million items on ~838 miles of bookshelves.
Guilty literary pleasure:
Any young adult fiction that approximates a soap opera
Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Henry Bemis, the odd little man in “Time Enough at Last”(the eighth episode of The Twilight Zone) who just wants to be left alone to read.
Last time you lied:
“I’m sorry, I won’t be available to ___ on that day, I’ll be out of town”
Question you secretly want to be asked:
Will there be a Q&A?
Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and the chapbook Transit (Button Poetry, 2015). A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, his poems have appeared/are forthcoming in Narrative, The Baffler, Drunken Boat, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. Cam is currently a doctoral candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University.