Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Cosmonauts, Jessica Lanyadoo’s horoscopes, Cherry Velvet dresses, Aids Action Now website, Donovan Woods’ soundcloud page. Maria Bamford’s show paused on Netflix
If you had to brag about yourself:
I make excellent summer salads.
Your writer crush:
Eileen Myles, Ben Lerner, equally
I like every lyric on Liz Phair’s Whip Smart album and this passage from The Weakerthans:
We’ll never know what anything was for,
If near is just as far away as far,
And if I’m permitted one act I can save,
I choose to sit here next to you and wave.
Lake on The Mountain in Prince Edward County
Favorite online places right now:
The Baroness Von Sketch Show’s youtube page, any video showing unexpected animal friendsSweetest thing:
unexpected letters, an affectionate nickname, waking up to find someone has brought you coffee
I tell my cats I’ll be gone for five minutes every time I leave the house.
Least impressive thing about you:
I have 99 unread and unanswered FB messages right now and 13 unheard voicemails
Favorite space to write:
Guilty literary pleasure:
I love a salacious memoir, and Motley Crue’s The Dirt is a triumph.
Best book nobody talks about:
Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
the narrator in the Argonauts by Maggie Nelson and Darlene from RoseanneLast time you lied:
Question you secretly want to be asked:
Would you like to hang out in this room full of puppies while someone does your taxes, and then organizes your closet?The answer:
Zoe Whittall is the author of three poetry collections, including a new anniversary edition of The Emily Valentine Poems, and three novels, including the Lambda award winning Holding Still for as Long as Possible and new novel The Best Kind of People, which is a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Toronto and works as a TV writer, most recently on CBC’s The Baroness Von Sketch Show.