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The Arts Resistance: Lit Crawl Leg 1
October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
“Everything’s sadder than it was
All earthly gods must wither
Within your voice laments the universe
And three by three
New beings surge.” — Apollinaire.
“There are times when silence is a crime.”–Vasyl Stus.
Janina Glasov’s powerful voice will stay with us forever even though she is not with us anymore. A brilliant writer and journalist, Yanina Glasov passed away at 25 in 2016 but her legacy lives. Her full bio is coming.
Ginger Murray is the editor in chief of Whore! magazine, a once columnist for the SF Weekly Exhibitionist and a performance storyteller. She has been published by the 16th street Mission press, The Skinny, Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts. Find her on Medium.com.
Roman Rimer is a standup comedian and a host/DJ at Mutiny Radio. Full bio is coming.
Simon Rogghe grew up in Belgium and studied philosophy in Netherlands, France, and New York. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in French Literature at U.C.Berkeleу. He is an author of Green Lions, a collaborative book of poetry. Simon Rogghe is a poet and fiction writer. He was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Belgium, and studied philosophy in Netherlands, France, and New York. A polyglot, he speaks English, French, Dutch, German and Italian. After traveling in the US and Europe, competing at horse shows as a professional rider, he found a home in the San Francisco Bay Area. When not working on his Ph.D. in French literature, he also translates French surrealism as well as contemporary fiction. His work is published in over thirty literary journals. He is the co-author of Green Lions, a book of poetry written in collaboration with Zarina Zabrisky (Numina Press 2014).
Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician who left the practice of medicine because of chronic pain. Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards for LGBT writing. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her work was nominated three times each for the Pushcart and Sundress Best of the Net anthologies, won the Goodreads Poetry Contest twice, and won various other awards. She lives in Oakland, California.
Terry Taplin holds several local and national slam poetry championships and final-stage performances spanning 2006–2012 across the youth and collegiate circuits. By occupation he is a scholar of Classical and Medieval/Renaissance Art, Literature, History and Philosophy. Terry Taplin’s performance work has appeared on stages ranging from The San Francisco Opera House and The Masonic Auditorium to The Apollo Theater in Harlem and Da Poetry Lounge in Hollywood New. He performed at Poetry Mission, Lyrics and Dirges, Under the Influence, Beast Crawl and the 10th Berkeley Poetry Festival. He is the co-recipient of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize for undergraduate poetry and the Newman Award for undergraduate writing.
Zarina Zabrisky is the author of the short story collections Iron, A Cute Tombstone, and Explosion (Epic Rites Press), and the novel We, Monsters (Numina Press). Her work has been published in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, Nepal and Mexico. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of a 2013 Acker Award. Zabrisky has focused on the independent journalism since November 9, 2017. She is a contributor to Indivisible Movement, Crossing Genres, Mosaic and other publications on Medium, where she is a suggested writer in Politics and was featured as a top writer in Psychology and History genres in 2017.