I make art because I’m mad. I make art because I’m sad. I make art because I’m in love.
Who are your (literary/spiritual/personal) influences? Alternatively: Who are your ideal adoptive parents?
Lewis Carroll, Russell Edson, Frederick Nietzsche, Edgar Allan Poe, Harmony Korine, Stanley Donwood, Alan Watts
Describe your psychic shielding—what, exactly, keeps you from succumbing to the forces of evil?
There is no evil.
Do you think the world is ending? Why or why not?
I don't imagine the planet will disappear or something, we may.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Love, death, beauty.
Who is your desert island poet? Why?
I don't think I would read on a desert island because my glasses would fall off and break like in that one old Twilight Zone...
Describe an irrational fear or superstition you just can't shake.
Fear of hell.
Catch O'Brien during Dreyfest Poetry Jam, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Craft Local, 2413 Montana Ave.