What poetry books have you been reading recently? I just read Claudia Rankine's Citizen which blew me away (she was also my professor in undergrad).
What design elements have you been crushing on recently? I'm obsessed with anything coral.
What is the oldest object in your home? We have an antique bookcase that we got for free from a place I used to work at. Not sure exactly how old it is, but old. And beautiful.
What do you love about your work space? Why did you set it up that way? I love the little corner I set up with a colorfully patterned chair next to the blue typewriter my husband bought me when I was having writer's block. I used the typewriter as a way to physically get back into writing, to feel it in my fingers. It worked. Now I don't use it as much but it's become more of a symbol and reminder of how to find new ways to enter my creative process.
Hila Ratzabi was selected by Adrienne Rich as a recipient of a National Writers Union Poetry Prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of the chapbook The Apparatus of Visible Things (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry is published or forthcoming in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, Drunken Boat, About Place, The Normal School, H_NGM_N, Cortland Review, and others. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Philadelphia where she founded the Red Sofa Salon & Poetry Workshop.