with Victoria Chang
The last thing that made you smile
My two wiener dogs, Mustard and Ketchup, lying in the same position in a block of sun.
I have lots of secrets. Don’t we all? The older we get, the more secrets we all have. I was secretly in love with Mr. Darcy (cliché, I know), but my new book gives that all away anyway.
The last thing you wrote
Creatively, I wrote a manuscript of prose poems called OBIT in a frenzied period of two weeks. And since then, I have been working on the manuscript pretty regularly.
Your favourite city
My favorite city is always the one that I’m not living in at the moment. I seem to get tired of every city that I have ever lived in after a few years. I think by nature I just get bored—of the environment, of the people, of the air, of the color of the trees. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with moving to LA proper. It’s close enough that I can taste it but traffic can make my commute up there a pain, although people who live in LA-proper say traffic is horrible too.
What you’d place in a time capsule
I would place some Chinese preserved fruit snacks (anything with olives or haw fruit in them) in a time capsule. Because they are made of ingredients that give them a shelf life in perpetuity and because they taste so good.