Cal Calamia is a queer trans bilingual educator and poet living in San Francisco. Always busy, they are a marathon runner and a crowd surfer when they’re not writing or teaching. Their work is centered on on universalizing personal experiences, and is largely performative. Cal’s work can be heard on calcalamia.com and at readings across the Bay and beyond.
Vincent Calvarese is native to the San Francisco Bay, writing in poetry, creative non-fiction and fiction every day. Born to a broken home in Contra Costa County, he found his wings amongst his heroes of Eureka Valley and for the last 30 years, his pen has been escorted by love, scorn and joy-induced tears. His poem “Mother, In Pieces” and his fictional character Jada in “The Artists Palette” are a few of the strong female voices in his published work. He continues to focus on San Francisco as his canvas. highlighted with themes of restorative justice, familial pain and the longing for acceptance in a gentrifying 7×7 landscape, well denoted in his poem “Resentment of Prose Explodes.”
Open mic follows.
Jerry Ferraz and SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck host.
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