Tabs open on your screen right now:
A Google search for Mendi + Keith Obadike and bikini photos of Jada Pinkett’s mom.
If you had to brag about yourself:
I think my jokes are funny.
Your writer crush:
Teju Cole for the Times
And I be the shit, now you got loose bowels—Lil Wayne, “A Milli”
Any place in the world:
bangers & mash
Favorite online places right now:
Savage X Fenty. But if we’re talking literary journals, Cosmonauts Avenue.
Bread pudding with rum sauce. Good kisses.
Your rituals (writing or not):
My writing day is at least 20% anxiety attacks and 30% hot yoga.
Least impressive thing about you:
Favorite space to write:
In the sun, on my patio. Who said you can’t multitask?
What should we know:
Never underestimate the importance of probiotics.
Guilty literary pleasure:
Ghostwritten celebrity memoirs. And pop-up books.
Best book nobody talks about:
Dandarians by Lee Ann Roripaugh
Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Tracee Ellis Ross’ Instagram.
Last time you lied:
Probably somewhere in this interview
I’ll never tell…
Question you secretly want to be asked:
What if we did a folio in which you exes reviewed poems you wrote about them?
Well, I’m glad you asked…