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with Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

The last thing that made you smile

My answer to this question is always either: a) seeing a dog or b) witnessing any act of kindness.

A secret

I’m sort of over social media/the internet in general and have been for a while.

The last thing you wrote


Your favourite city

San Bernardino, because I grew up there and I feel a lasting connection to its air, its mountains, its ability to survive and persevere through the worst—and though I took it for granted in childhood I now feel the city has a spirit that deserves to be appreciated.

What you’d place in a time capsule

Pictures of me and my partner, fragments of poems I could never finish, and the hope that humanity survives long enough for it to be opened 100 years from now.

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been featured in The Offing, PEN America, The Feminist Wire, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere; in addition, she received a Pushcart Prize for her poem I DREAM OF HORSES EATING COPS. Her most recent collection THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in August 2016.