Tabs open on your screen right now:
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

Favorite lyric:
“Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.” — Drake and “I keep my visions to myself.” — Stevie Nicks

Any place in the world:

Los Angeles

Best breakfast:

Runny eggs with cheddar cheese and potatoes and avocado and lots and lots of salt and hot sauce

Favorite online places right now:

Sweetest thing:

Holding hands.

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:
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (although lots of people do talk about it).

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.

The lie:

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?

The answer:


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.