Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 25: Homeless)

HOMELESS is based out of New York City. He is the author This Hasn’t Been a Very Magical Journey so Far (Expat, 2018) and Please Buy This Book So I Can Feel Validated & (Finally) Love Myself (House of Vlad, 2019), and has the personality of a duct-taped Wiffle ball bat. His hobbies include staring into empty McDonald’s bags, blowing his nose into empty McDonald’s bags, and drawing on empty McDonald’s bags. Clash will be publishing his next book, Shithead Laureate, in 2021.
My current favorite book is: Liveblog by Megan Boyle.

My current favorite film is: The Ikiru Aquatic with Steve Wantanabe.

My current favorite television show is: Fargo, don’tcha know

My current favorite band is: Green Day. 90’s boiiiii…

My current state of mind is: unplugged Christmas lights hanging on a tree being chewed on by a cat.

My current chemical romance involves: Maker’s Mark Ruffalo.

My current favorite quote is: “Avoid the clap.”—Jimmy Dugan

My current mode of transportation is: hoofin’ it.

My current favorite fast food item is: a Double Quarter Pounder W/ Cheese + a large fries & Coke. Badda bah bah bahhhhh, I’m gaining weight!

My current workout routine consists of: walking to the door to grab my Seamless order.

My current regrettable decision involves: walking to the door to grab my Seamless order.

My current hopes and dreams are: laughable, at best.

My current projects include: a third novel that Penguin, Simon & Schuster & HarperCollins are all thumb wrestling over. 


Homeless is online at

Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press, and is the author of several books, including Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Fanzine, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Heavy Feather Review, and Yes Poetry, among other places. He lives in Florida.

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