Fierce words: an allgender reading
Curated by Natasha Dennerstein, out trans poet, assembles a group of the best Bay Area trans/gender non-conforming writers to sear your ears.
Natasha was born in Melbourne, Australia and has an MFA from San Francisco State University. She has had 5 books of poetry published and her work has appeared in many journals in the USA and internationally. She is an editor at Nomadic Press in Oakland and works for St James Infirmary, a clinic for sex workers in SF.
lynn breedlove is an award winning under achiever, writer, performer, activist, and transportation entrepreneur. he’s fronted Tribe8, The Homobiles and COMMANDO, founded the queer nonprofit ride service, Homobiles, and authored Godspeed, a novel, on st Martin’s press, and Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show, and 45 Thought Crimes, on Manic D press. he looks forward to fucking shit up globally and locally.
Mason J. (he/they) is a Black-Indigenous historiographer, multidisciplinary artist, and cultural worker born and residing in San Francisco. They are co-editor of Still Here San Francisco and author of the 2022 Lambda Literary Nominated [trans poetry] book, Crossbones on My Life. Mason's creations can be found anywhere they need to be.
Avren Keating is a poet, artist and host of the trans poetry podcast Waves Breaking. They live in Oakland, CA.
Cal Calamia (they/he) is a bilingual queer trans educator, activist, and poet. His performative work has been featured at many spoken word series across The Bay, and his first book, San Franshitshow, was published by Nomadic Press last year. They are a secondary Spanish and Health educator in the city and are currently pursuing their MFA at the University of San Francisco.
Jasper Jay has been writing poetically since he was a little past knee high in Appalachia. As a Queer, Disabled, Trans, long-time Bay-Area transplant, he relishes work that lets him engage in intersectional social change. Thankfully, preparing to revisit Beastcrawl has encouraged him to dive back into his love for twisting words.
Venue: Summer Lounge Leg: Three 7:00PM
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