Tabs open on your screen right now:
Personal Gmail, Bennington Review Gmail, YouTube: Eric Andre Show — “Falcon,” Dream Dictionary — “Mouse Bite.”
If you had to brag about yourself:
I think I give solid pep talks to people I truly believe in.
Your writer crush:
“Who cares? / I’m not a moralist / I’m just a lady with some time / I want to be made out of love / I want to be made into life” —Angel Olsen, “Acrobat”
Any place in the world:
Magic Castle in Hollywood. Best breakfast: Green tea until lunch.
Favorite online places right now:
Youth Attack Instagram, “WHAT I SWRONG” by Blake Butler, “Magdalene—The Seven Devils” by Marie Howe.
Handwritten letters, “surprise puppy” YouTube videos.
Your rituals (writing or not):
My most effective ritual is deleting 90% of what I write and my latest ritual is wanting to believe in my horoscope.
Least impressive thing about you:
I was on the junior varsity badminton team in high school.
Favorite space to write:
A particular room in a library that I’m needlessly secretive about. Guilty literary pleasure: Audiobooks read by the authors themselves.
Best book nobody talks about:
This is Not It by Lynne Tillman and Sucker June by Sean Kilpatrick. Some people talk about these books but not enough people.
Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Barbara Steele in Black Sunday.
Last time you lied:
I’m always telling people I’m “fine.”
It’s fine. It’s totally fine.
Question you secretly want to be asked:
What kind of dog is that?