Adrian L. Jawort is a transgender/2 Spirit journalist and writer who lives in Billings. A 2016 Billings Gazette 40 Under 40 recipient, they are founder of Off the Pass Press which aims to promote indigenous literature.
Who are your (literary/spiritual/personal) influences? Alternatively: Who are your ideal adoptive parents?
Mary MacLane and Anne Rice
Describe your psychic shielding—what, exactly, keeps you from succumbing to the forces of evil?
In writing fiction, I usually don't so maybe that is my outlet to keep me from doing so?
Do you think the world is ending? Why or why not?
Yes. Because my girlfriend left me and everyone should feel that way, too.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I am running late for something.
Who is your desert island poet? Why?
I can't say cuz she is still alive and will know I crush on her.
Describe an irrational fear or superstition you just can't shake.
I am infatuated with the numbers 777.
See Jawort perform during Dreyfest Poetry Jam, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Craft Local, 2413 Montana Ave.