Tabs open on your screen right now:
Facebook. Tweetdeck. Three NYT articles. One Fast Company article. One WSJ article. Spotify. The Muse. Tumblr porn.
If you had to brag about yourself:
Lil sad black girl from the Bronx graduated high school with a 1.2 GPA, then got into two masters programs with no bachelors degree — one of those programs being of the top ten universities in the nation. I brag because I too thought it was impossible.
Your writer crush:
“Yo my mind is seeing through your design like blind fury/ I shine jewelry sippin on crushed grapes/We lust papes. ” – Nas
Any place in the world:
The hills of Florence, Italy
Saltfish with callaloo, breadfruit, sweet plantain and fried bake ??
Texts from my mommy in the morning
Your rituals (writing or not):
Green tea in the morning. A smile when it hurts. 11:11. 2:44.
Least impressive thing about you:
I can drink an entire bottle of tequila if you serve it to me in shots…
Favorite space to write:
At work, in the middle of the work day with only 10 minutes of a break to fit the poem into
Guilty literary pleasure:
Harry Potter Fan fiction lol
Best book nobody talks about:
The Feel Trio by Fred Moten
Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Mary Jane Paul
Question you secretly want to be asked:
“What’s the most formative professional experience you’ve had thus far?” ?
Can’t tell until someone asks me in person where there is a camera so I can be extra petty and have the moment I tell all about the hell that a certain boss put me through recorded. ?
Camonghne Felix, M.A. is a poet, political strategist, media junkie and cultural worker. She received an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, and has received Fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo and Poets House. The 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee is the author of the chapbook Yolk, and was recently listed by Black Youth Project as a “Black Girl From the Future You Should Know.” Her first full-length collection of poems, Build Yourself a Boat, is a University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham & Pollak Prize finalist and a Fordham University Poets out Loud finalist.