June 24th: Queer Open Mic with Michael Montlack

What’s that?

You’ve got to be kidding us. REALLY? It’s June already?!

Well sweet hot holy queertasticness you’re right! We know we’ve been busy, but how could we have missed JUNE coming to San Francisco? This is the month to embody your queerness and check out a whole city’s worth of glittering marching queers! Our very own Pride fest rolls into town on the 25th, and what better place to try out your outfit (may we suggest pairing the boa with the vest?) and get yourself psyched up for all that you love and admire, respect and identify with in the vast and voluptuous spectrum of Queerdom.

(Plus also, this would be a great opportunity to check out our beloved Modern Times Bookstore‘s new digs – that’s right! They’re back on their feet and kindly hosting us once more, in their new spot at 2919 24th Street, San Francisco.)

We’re pleased to welcome back Michael Montlack in his second (!) QOM feature – and with a publications list like his, we just know he’ll be the perfect person to kick off a fabulous evening of true queer poetry.

About Michael Montlack
Michael Montlack is the author of the poetry collection Cool Limbo (NYQ Books, 2011) and the editor of the Lambda-nominated essay anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009). He also has had three poetry chapbooks: Cover Charge (Winner of the 2007 Gertrude Chapbook Competition); Girls, Girls, Girls (Pudding House, 2008); and The Slip (Poets Wear Prada, 2009). His work has appeared in Cimarron Review, Court Green, Swink, Columbia Poetry Review, 5 AM, Poet Lore, Gay and Lesbian Review, Bloom, and other journals. He has been awarded residencies at Soul Mountain Retreat (CT), Ucross (WY), Lambda Literary Foundation (CA) and VCCA (VA). He splits his time between San Francisco and New York City, where he acts as an Associate Editor for Mudfish and teaches for Berkeley College. He earned an MFA at New School, an MA from San Francisco State and a BA from Hofstra University, all in Creative Writing. He can be reached at mikemont17@hotmail.com.

Michael Montlack

Queer Open Mic featuring Michael Montlack!
Friday, June 24, 2011
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco

2 Comment(s)

  1. Time goes by too fast. already june. what happened! thanks for informing me! Your’s Gloria

    Gloria | Jun 15, 2011 | Reply

  2. Fun evening. Alexander Crumbcatcher was so funny. Sam Sax was brilliant and moving as always. Lloyd

    lloyd stensrud | Jun 29, 2011 | Reply

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