Only this one!
If you had to brag about yourself:
I would say that I try very hard to be empathetic.
Your writer crush: Douglas Kearney
Any place in the world:
Runny eggs with cheddar cheese and potatoes and avocado and lots and lots of salt and hot sauce
Favorite online places right now: www.doodadandfandango.com
Your rituals (writing or not):
I love to wake up and have time to make a smoothie and drink it slowly.
Least impressive thing about you:
I love to be alone.
Favorite space to write:
At home at my red table.
What should we know:
That I love to be alive.
Guilty literary pleasure:
I like to look at pictures more than words.
Best book nobody talks about:
Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Cher’s character from Mermaids and Danny from The Shining.
Last time you lied:
It really has been a long time.
I honestly can’t remember. (I might be lying about this…)
Question you secretly want to be asked:
Do you love me more than anyone else?
Dorothea Lasky is the author of four books of poetry, most recently ROME (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s, 2013) and several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, co-directs Columbia Artist/Teachers, and lives in New York City.