Jenny MacBain-Stephens Answers Our Questions!





What is your favorite breakfast food?


Tell us a bit about your work in REALITY BEACH.

My first poem “Anthropomorphic” is an older poem where I was playing around with the idea of marketing and getting into heaven. My poem “Baby” is based on a dream I had where the dream is exactly what happens in the poem. What is your creative process? If I need inspiration I read poets/books that I like and that usually sparks something. Art always inspires me. Or sometimes I just like lying on the floor with a legal pad and I just start writing whatever is in my head. I definitely like writing while lying on the floor but then I have to transcribe everything into the laptop.

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

If you mean at the end of the world, I’d love to be surrounded by friends and family laughing and eating and saying nice things to each other. If you mean I suddenly have access to space travel, I would love to meet a race of Time Lords and have them adopt me.

What is your favorite part about being human?

Our ability to bounce back and say Fuck it.

What do you rule over?

I am AMAZING at stacking big things on top of little things. BECAUSE THAT MAKES SENSE.

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

All of my chapbooks and information on my two forthcoming collections are listed in WRITING at my website here

What is your daily motivation?

I learned that if I am feeling crappy, I can write and feel better.

Anything coming up in the near future?

My first full length book of poetry Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress, is coming out with Yellow Chair Press very soon. My chapbook Dixit: Every Picture Tells a Story, or The Wrong Items, is forthcoming from White Knuckle Press in 2017 and She Came Out From Under the Bed, (Poems Inspired by the Films of Guillermo del Toro) is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2017 as well.

Who is your alter ego?

I don’t have one because I am an ARIES and we always trapped in the ME.

Be sure to read Jenny’s poems in Issue Three!