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with Tommy Pico

The last thing that made you smile

Saying the word “dither” 18 times until it sounded like I was saying “third” (I’m a person of simple pleasures).

A secret

A boy kissed me on a rooftop last night and I liked it. Don’t tell anyone I have feelings it would ruin my rep.

The last thing you wrote

“sad like inside jokes you had with exes—they’re still there but nobody knows about them.”

Your favourite city

NYC just because, for all its flaws, the subway operates 24 hours a day. I have a license but I can’t drive because driving puts me to sleep almost immediately. I’d like to stay breathing.

What you’d place in a time capsule

The smell of sizzling bacon and maybe an indica tincture.

Tommy Pico is a poet from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation. He authored the books IRL (Birds LLC, 2016), Nature Poem, and Junk (Tin House Books 2017, 2018 respectively) & myriad keen Tweets including “Love in the time of climate change.” He is co-curator of the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, and co-host of the podcast Food 4 Thot. His Myers-Briggs is IDGAF.