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Tony Robles + Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

May 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

Monday, May 1 – 7-9 pm
POETS!
Tony Robles & Tommi Avicolli-Mecca, followed by an open mic
every 1st & 3rd Monday

Tony Robles, born and raised in San Francisco, is co-editor and a revolutionary worker scholar of Poor magazine, and recently published Cool Don’t Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco. In 2010 he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Mythium Literary Journal for his short story, “In My Country.” Robles is also a housing rights advocate and board member of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation, and has written two children’s books, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish and Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel.
Tommi Avicolli-Mecca, born and raised in the infamous South Philly, is a former member of Gay Liberation Front who has never stopped being an activist for queer and social justice causes. He is editor of Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation (City Lights Books), and co-editor of Avanti Popolo: Italians Sail Past Colum
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(Manic D Press). Avicolli-Mecca’s writings have appeared in various anthologies over the years, most recently, That’s Revolting (Soft Skull). He is a contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer, SF Examiner, and SF Bay Guardian, among other newspapers. In addition, he has published scores of poems since the late 60s, including a recent work about the San Francisco housing crisis (in Philadelphia Poets, edited by Rosemary Cappello). He was featured in St. Martin Press’ Gay and Lesbian Poets in our Time.

Organizer

Bird & Beckett
Phone:
415-586-3733
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Venue

Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Phone:
415-586-3733
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