Tabs open on your screen right now:
Lonely Hearts Lingerie, Chelsea Hodson’s Tiny Spills, this poem, a google doc I’m editing, the Wikipedia page on Enheduanna

If you had to brag about yourself:
I’m not rich, I’m just reallllllllly good at thrift shopping

Your writer crush:
I try not to have crushes on writers

Favorite lyric:
We need some more girls in here / There’s too many man, too many many man” – Skepta

Any place in the world:
My bed

Best breakfast:
Smashed avocado on toast with lashings of hot sauce and a flat white

Favorite online places right now:
Twitter, Ebay, Google Docs

Sweetest thing:
Mutual respect

Your rituals (writing or not):
Procrastination, thrift shopping, attempts to eat healthier getting foiled, attempts to drink less getting foiled, oversharing via tweet, text message or DM.

Least impressive thing about you:
My propensity to overshare (I’m working on it).

Favorite space to write:
Mask Magazine office

What should we know:
I’m not as tough as I seem online

Guilty literary pleasure:

Best book nobody talks about:
Trilce by César Vallejo

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl

Last time you lied:
The last time I was late

The lie:
“I’m 5 minutes away”

Question you secretly want to be asked:
“What can I buy you from the overpriced yet extremely enticing online boutique Garmentory?”

The answer:
“Literally everything”



Ruby Brunton is a New Zealand-raised poet and performer who now lives in Brooklyn. She spends a lot of time thinking about how to create community and education alternatives. Find her on Twitter and Tumblr.