Tiny Spills | Chiwan Choi

Tabs open on your screen right now:
Facebook (never closes). Google docs. Square. Some video where Susan Sarandon is being a total entitled jackass.
If you had to brag about yourself:
You knO-Ow, I’m pretty smart.

Your writer crush:
Amina Cain, whose book Creature has had an everlasting impact on me.
Charif Shanahan, whose new poetry book Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing is as beautiful as a book gets.

Favorite lyric:
(of the moment)
“You told me the day / that you show me your face / we’d be in trouble for a long time.”
(Sharon Van Etten, “Afraid of Nothing”)

Any place in the world:
That stretch of street during the fire run at the end of the summer festival in Barcelona. Or walking/driving through Koreatown LA late morning.

Best breakfast:
Chicken and waffles (not at a white boy place please). Chorizo. Veggie jook.

Favorite online places right now:
Facebook. Insecam.

Sweetest thing:
The smell of skin.

Your rituals (writing or not):
Walking. Coffee. Whiskey. Flying standby.

Least impressive thing about you:
My negative dancing skills.

Favorite space to write:
Couch or bus.

What should we know:
I am the happiest person I know. Shockingly.

Guilty literary pleasure: Smut.

Best book nobody talks about:
1933 Was a Bad Year by John Fante. (My favorite novel of all time.)

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Tyrion Lannister

Last time you lied: Lie? Never!

The lie: Lie? Never!

Question you secretly want to be asked:
Why will New York never be as awesome as LA?

The answer: Because NYers are WAAAYYYYYYYY too Hollywood.

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CHIWAN CHOI is the author of 3 collections of poetry, The Flood (Tía Chucha Press, 2010), Abductions (Writ Large Press, 2012), and The Yellow House (CCM, 2017). His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Entropy, Spiral Orb and in the anthologies Coiled Serpent, ATTN, and the upcoming Resist Much/Obey Little. He also wrote, presented, and destroyed the novel Ghostmaker throughout the course of 2015. Chiwan is a partner at Writ Large Press, a downtown Los Angeles based indie publisher, focused on using literary arts to resist, disrupt, and transgress.
2017-05-05T22:18:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|