8 Questions with Jason Wee

Jason Wee is an artist and a writer with two collections of poetry, The Monsters Between Us and An Epic Of Durable Departures.

Photo credit: Emmeline Yong


Which talent would you most like to have?

I would very much like to teleport. There are many days I want to be somewhere other than here, and I would love to pop out for an afternoon or a night and be back again.


What is your most treasured possession?

My kid's old drawings.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I don't believe in perfect happiness. There are many days I don't even believe in happiness, but when it exists, happiness requires imperfection.


What is your motto?

Read a little everyday.


How would you like to die?

Only when I'm done writing. So maybe if I can keep writing I might live forever hah


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

I may want to come back at a different time, as in back in time, if that's possible.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Authenticity. Because anyone can be an authentic asshole.


What is your current state of mind?

Thinking about my next book, called In Short, Future Now. Hopefully out next year.