Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 41: Babak Lakghomi)

Babak Lakghomi

BABAK LAKGHOMI is the author of Floating Notes (Tyrant Books, 2018). His fiction has appeared or forthcoming in NOON, Ninth Letter, New York Tyrant, and Green Mountains Review, among other places. Babak currently lives and writes in Hamilton, Ontario.

My current favorite books are: Other Name (John Fosse), All of Your Most Private Places (Meghan Lamb), and Animalia (Jean-Baptiste Del Amo).

My current favorite film is: A Woman Under the Influence by John Cassavetes.

My current favorite television show is: Twin Peaks: The Return.

My current favorite musician is: Nina Simone.

My current state of mind is: numb/exhausted/stuck in a snowstorm in the middle of nowhere.

My current chemical romance involves: alcohol/caffeine/hash.

My current favorite quote is: You’re on earth, there’s no cure for that.” 

My current mode of transportation is: walking.

My current favorite fast food item is: pizza.

My current workout routine consists of: walking.

My current regrettable decision involves: trying not to think about it.

My current hopes and dreams are: to have a month to read and write somewhere warm.

My current projects/hobbies include: hiking/reading.


You can read Babak Lakghomi‘s work 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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