I'm a freelance writer and MFA candidate based in Chicago (where it is cold). I have written for the Stranger, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and the Seattle Times, and my creative work has appeared at Elimae, PANK Magazine, and Two Serious Ladies. I am also 1/2 of the editorial team at Projecttile, a literary journal specializing in non-traditional writing with a feminist bent.
Cat Power's "Sun" almost non-stop, supplemented by Destroyer, LCD Soundsystem, Patsy Cline, Patti Smith, Passion Pit, Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, the New Pornographers, Neko Case, and Jenny Lewis
Currently: Parks and Recreation, Homeland, Downton Abbey, The Newsroom (I know, I know)
Always & forever: Buffy, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, My So-Called Life
Currently: Paris Spleen - C. Baudelaire, Wise Children - Angela Carter, Heroines - Kate Zambreno
Always & forever: Anything by Anais Nin, Maggie Nelson, Joan Didion, Anne Carson, or Virginia Woolf