If you had to brag about yourself:
I make these chocolate cupcakes that are very good.

Your writer crush:
Lauren Hunter

Favorite lyric:
I couldn’t pick one. I choose these three songs –

Master Vanisher – Maya Sharpe
Nobody Dies – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Masterpiece – Big Thief

Any place in the world:
The gravel pit.

Best breakfast:
Eggs and toast and bacon.

Favorite online places right now:
Cosmonauts Avenue 😉

Sweetest thing:
My dog Lulu.

Your rituals (writing or not):
Every Sunday I water the plants.

Least impressive thing about you:
How I answered the first question.

Favorite space to write:
My kitchen table.

What should we know:
An early meaning of the word list was desire.

Guilty literary pleasure:
I don’t think I have any… I feel good about the things I read. But if you asked me about the TV I sometimes watch….

Best book nobody talks about:
There are so many… I recently read and loved so much The Gangster We Are All Looking For by Le Thi Diem Thuy. It came out in 2003 and I’m sure people were and do talk about it — but the book was new to me and I feel so grateful to have encountered it.

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Marcel The Shell

Last time you lied:
A few seconds ago.

The lie:
I’m not sure if Marcel The Shell is the character I most identify with, though I do identify with Marcel The Shell.

Question you secretly want to be asked:
Would you like to go have dinner with your friends tonight?

The answer:

EMILY PETTIT is a poet, artist, editor and teacher, and the author of Goat in the Snow. She has taught and lectured at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, the University of Massachusetts, Elms College, and Smith College. Emily is an editor for Factory Hollow Press and jubilat.