JORDAN CASTRO is the author of The Novelist: a Novel (Soft Skull Press, 2022) and two poetry books. He is from Cleveland, Ohio.
My current favorite things to read is: The Psalms and Walter Pearce’s substack.
My current favorite thing to watch is: Eric Buggenhagen’s YouTube channel.
My current favorite thing to listen to is: “Dean Kissick” by Blaketheman1000.
My current state of mind is: tired, grateful.
My current chemical romance involves: L-Theanine and coffee, which my wife and I call “partying.”
My current words of wisdom are: …I’m thinking about that line in proverbs, “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.” It’s always makes me grin a little.
My current mode of transportation involves: my 2021 Nissan Kicks.
My current favorite fast food item is: [a] Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich (extra pickle).
My current workout routine consists of: [a] five-day split: chest/triceps; legs; [rest]; shoulders/upper back; back/biceps; [miscellaneous]; [rest]. I usually throw in another bench press session on shoulder day, and have been doing an extra 100 lateral raises each night with 10lb dumbbells.
My current regrettable decision involves: not making/saving more money.
My current hopes and dreams are: to sell a lot of copies of The Novelist.
My current projects include: my next novel, Muscle Man.
Jordan Castro is on Instagram at instagram.com/thenovelistbyjordancastro.
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.