Tabs open on your screen right now:
30. Things have gotten out of hand.

If you had to brag about yourself:
I would be very uncomfortable. And probably writing a cover letter.

Your writer crush:
I have a rule against this.

Favorite lyric:
I’m just an insect trying to get out of the night.

Any place in the world:
The ocean.

Best breakfast:
Ackee & fried breadfruit. Black coffee. Side of pancakes.

Favorite online places right now:

Sweetest thing:
Manatees. They are physically incapable of violence.

Your rituals (writing or not):
Not really.

Least impressive thing about you:
My tardiness. I’m so sorry, everyone.

Favorite space to write:
In front of a window.

What should we know:
Start here.

Guilty literary pleasure:
I have no shame.

Best book nobody talks about:
Nobody will tell me!

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Side eye emoji.

Last time you lied:
Last month.

The lie:
It’s nice to see you.

Question you secretly want to be asked:
Would you like to play with this puppy?

The answer:
A thousand times yes.

CAMILLE RANKINE’s first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was published in January by Copper Canyon Press. She is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America’s 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, and the recipient of a 2010 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. She serves on the Executive Committee for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, chairs the board of The Poetry Project, and teaches at Columbia University.