Tim Kahl (Elk Grove)

Name:

Tim Kahl

Location:

Elk Grove, CA

Description of Poetry:

Spoken Word/Performance, Socially-Conscious, Personal/Biographical, Political, Experimental, Cultural, Historical, Reflective, Other

Is the poet available to travel beyond stated location?

Yes

Groups the poet specializes in working with:

Young adults, Senior citizens, Diverse communities

Has the poet’s poetry been published (including self-publication)?

Yes

Email Address:

tnklbnny@comcast.net

Website:

timkahl.com

Phone Number:

(916) 714-5401

More About the Poet:

Tim Kahl is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books, 2009), The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012) and The String of Islands (Dink, 2015). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Drunken Boat, Mad Hatters’ Review, Indiana Review, Metazen, Ninth Letter, Sein und Werden, Notre Dame Review, The Really System, Konundrum Engine Literary Magazine, The Journal, The Volta, Parthenon West Review, Caliban and many other journals in the U.S. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at the poetry and poetics blog The Great American Pinup  and the poetry video blog Linebreak Studios. He is also editor of Bald Trickster Press and Clade Song. He is the vice president and events coordinator of The Sacramento Poetry Center. He also has a public installation in Sacramento {In Scarcity We Bare The Teeth} (http://www.sacmetroarts.org/documents/FullPoems.pdf).  He currently teaches at California State University, Sacramento and houses his father’s literary estate—one volume: Robert Gerstmann’s book of photos of Chile, 1932.

Elsa Valmidiano (Oakland)

Name:

Elsa Valmidiano

Location:

Oakland, CA

Description of Poetry:

Spoken Word/Performance, Socially-Conscious, Personal/Biographical, Political, Experimental, Cultural, Historical, Reflective

Is this poet available to travel beyond stated location?

Yes

Groups the poet specializes in working with:

Women, Diverse communities

Has the poet’s poetry been published (including self-publication)?

Yes

Email Address:

evalmidi@yahoo.com

Twitter:

@Evalmidiano

More About the Poet:

Elsa Valmidiano, a Philippine-born and LA-raised writer and poet, currently resides in Oakland with her husband. As the daughter of immigrants, writing oftentimes is a vehicle for her to find a way home to her Motherland. Her works have appeared in literary journals such as TAYO, make/shift, Burner, As/Us, Literature for Life, and others, as well as chapbooks and anthologies such as Field of Mirrors, Walang Hiya, and Circe’s Lament. She continues to perform readings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Elsa holds a JD from Syracuse Law and an MFA from Mills College.