interview series

Interview Series – JP Seabright


I’m JP. I like making things up and writing them down.

When / why did you start writing poetry? – answers in adjectives

Furtive <imagination> Purple <prose> Overactive <mind> Adjectively <speaking> Ignorantly <ungrammatical>

How do you write a poem? – answer in five verbs.


What is your definition of what experimental poetry is?

a) anything you want it to be

x) anything that doesn’t look like poetry

7) something that keeps you awake at night

#) something that soothes you to sleep

Have you done many interviews before? Do you find them repetitive? Repetitive? Repetitive?

I do not. Find.

I do not find them.


I do.


Not them.


Do I?

What’s a favorite snack you like when poet-ing?

chocolate & decaf coffee and/or Lapsang Souchong

What are you kinda obsessed by?

The coming apocalypse; Many-Worlds Interpretation; the psychology of religion; the film La Jetée; sex; obscure vinyl records; early electronic music; my many WIPs; nuclear holocaust; the two bars of Seed & Bean Espresso Chocolate that my partner has hidden from me and thinks I don’t know about; writing, giving and receiving books as the highest form of human expression; f#ck!ng about with punctuation m@rks

Do you tell your social circle about your poet-ing?

¿what social circle?

How do you rebel?

(by surprisingly) (yet pleasingly) (despite it all) (still being alive)

Tell me a literary / science fact or joke, please.

How did Virginia Woolf cross the road?

She didn’t. She went by stream.

What’s your fav colour, poet, snack. (this is your pen name!)

Purple Eliot Chocolate

Brief Bio

JP Seabright is a queer writer living in London. Their work can be found online and in print in various places. They are Assistant Editor for Full House Lit Mag. Their debut prose chapbook is out with Lupercalia Press early next year. More of their work can be found at and on Twitter @errormessage.

JP Seabright word-wrangler / noise-maker / music-lover / life-liver

By Michelle Moloney King

Artist. Poetish.