Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 80: Lindsay Temple)

Lindsay Temple

LINDSAY TEMPLE is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Her first book, Cornucopia, is available now through Expat Press. 

My current favorite thing to read is: really terrible, over-sentimental first drafts of a couple pieces I wrote about six months ago. Keeps me humble. 

My current favorite things to watch are: early 2000s comedies. Wet Hot American Summer, Napoleon Dynamite, Hot Rod, Nacho Libre, Mystery Men. I really love Peep Show too. I’d 100% marry Super Hans for better or worse. 

My current favorite thing to listen to is: …I’ve had My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on repeat for a month straight now. It’s sincerely a flawless album. 

My current state of mind is: optimistic, playful, cheeky, altered by Delta-9. 

My current chemical romance involves: …I’ve been doing a good job rationing myself to only one a week, but I’ve developed a minor dependency on the frozen mochas at Wawa.

My current words of wisdom are: “Don’t start no shit, won’t be no shit.”

My current mode of transportation involves: my 2012 Nissan with a temporarily-busted A/C compressor. I love the breezy night drives, but the high-noon heat in Florida can be unbearable. The accessory I apparently cannot show up to parties without this summer is a sticky layer of sweat.

My current favorite fast food item is: the McDouble with a layer of fresh French fries and a little extra ketchup. 

My current workout routine consists of: jogs up the main road of my very quiet neighborhood. Yoga or Pilates in the morning. Spotting old friends and classmates in public and speed-walking away before they notice me. 

My current regrettable decision involves: two kegs of Cajun barbecue sauce, an invaluable ondes Martenot stolen from a gin-drinking widow in South Kensington, and a million dollars in Ugandan shillings. 

My current hopes and dreams are: complicated and personal, recorded in great detail in my bedside journal.

My current hobbies include: …wouldn’t you like to know…


You can find Lindsay Temple online at

Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press, and is the author of several books, including Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018) and Hobbies You Enjoy (serialized daily on Instagram: @hobbiesyouenjoy). His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Fanzine, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, X-R-A-Y, Heavy Feather Review, and Yes Poetry, among other places. He lives in Florida.

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