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SHORT 'N SWEET: THE BOOK SPEAKS: Building Alexandria

Clarissa Adkins' Building Alexandria (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021)

SHORT 'N SWEET: THE BOOK SPEAKS: Building Alexandria

How would you, Building Alexandria, describe yourself in two sentences or less?

I am an independent cargo basket of sounds, bird chirps, and memories. I want to take everything out of the bin and paint a syllabic picnic for the reader.

Where would you go on vacation?

I would take a tour of modern art museums—internationally, if possible.

What is your favorite color?

Malachite green.

What is your favorite movie?

I like movies that explore philosophical questions, so I Heart Huckabees is my favorite.

What advice would a therapist give you?

They would tell me to not worry about the details so much. This could be because of my fascination with miniscule observations.

What is your favorite smell?

The smell of freshly turned red soil. Add a little ocean mist to it, and you'd have my perfume.

What is your favorite season?


Do you collect anything?

Old postcards from the turn of the century up to the 1930s.

What is your favorite snack?

Dried apples flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?

Steve Martin. Mr. Martin may be able to teach me to laugh a little more at the surreal.

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