Jenna Cartindale Responds to the Questionnaire!


What is your favorite breakfast food?

I am a New Yorker. I eat a lot of bagels. Not-toasted + cream cheese. Unless I’m suffering from a hangover. Then it’s toasted and slathered with a disgusting amount of butter.

Tell us a bit about your work in REALITY BEACH.

It’s mostly music to get you in the mood. The mood being related to kink & OKCupid, anyway.

What is your creative process?

That thing I read and can’t stop thinking about + some language I wrote down a while back + what you said to me on the subway + feelings.

Where would you like to be at the end of the universe?

Not on fire.

What is your favorite part about being human?

Roller coasters. I’ve never seen a dog ride the Cyclone.

What do you rule over?

If I have enough whiskey, I can definitely dominate a conversation.

How can we support you and buy more of your work?


What is your daily motivation?

The dismantling of the patriarchy.

Anything coming up in the near future?

“Near” is tricky, but Dancing Girl Press is going to publish my chapbook, A California, in early 2017.

Who is your alter ego?

At my corp gig, the head of facilities always refers to my direct report at “Robin.”

Make sure to check out Jenna’s poems in Issue Three!