I hail from Alhambra, California. I have lived in this town all of my life, and I am grateful for receiving my education locally and with close proximity to my home.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
I love how my home is near Los Angeles (also known as “The City of Angels”). I also like how a lot of the places featured in the 2016 musical film La La Land is somewhat close to my own residence.
What turns you on creatively?
Cinema and literature, including the novels by Jane Austen, the plays by William Shakespeare, and the modern style of Virginia Woolf.
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
My favorite word is “grandiose”
Example = “Without being too verbose, please make writing grandiose to increase the chances of having written words accepted for publication”.
What is your pet peeve?
I have a distaste for lazy people. I am the complete opposite of being lazy, but I must also remember to not be a “workaholic.” After all, moderation is essential to a happy life! Thank you, Aristotle!
What defines Alex Andy Phuong?
I am a well-read writer, an altruistic author, and a dreamer who hopes to inspire the ones who dare to pursue their passions passionately!
Alex Andy Phuong graduated from California State University-Los Angeles with his Bachelor of Arts in English in 2015, and was an editor for Statement Magazine. He currently writes articles and film reviews online. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review, The Society of Classical Poets, and Wilderness House Literary Review #12/4.