Your writer crush: How can I have just one? I’ll name some seasonal suspects: John D’Agata, Eliot Weinberger, Harold Pinter

Favorite lyric: “Don’t want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.”

Any place in the world: Because I’m hungry right now: Chengdu.

Best breakfast: Walking through San Francisco’s Mission with either Tartine Bakery’s morning bun or croissant crumbling all over my clothes, chin, the corners of my mouth.

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with: This is embarrassing to admit, but it’s the truth: Nora Durst from HBO’s The Leftovers. Infer from that what ye may.

Question you secretly want to be asked: “Let me cook for you.”

The answer: “Yes, a thousand times, yes.”

DIANA KHOI NGUYEN is currently a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Poetry, American Poetry Review, PEN America, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. www.dianakhoinguyen.com