Fives logo – a stylised number five

with Natalie Diaz

The last thing that made you smile

A conversation with my friend Christian Campbell, a poet and lion. It was a smile that made me feel strong.

A secret

Sometimes I add an ice cube and a splash of Reed’s Extra Spicy Ginger Beer to my Laphroiag.

The last thing you wrote

A poem called ‘American Arithmetic’ and about seven hundred and thirty-five email replies. (Just yesterday.)

Your favourite city

Where she is.

What you’d place in a time capsule

My old cellphone, which I broke last week—it has all my old contacts and addresses (I like to send letters and postcards) and pictures and lives and hours locked in it. Maybe in the future we won’t need to back anything up ever.