That time I got to be a Gay Luchador for a Day! VIVA LUCHA LIBRO!

So I got to be a Luchador for a Day, and it was FANTASTIC, or FLANTASTIC, I should say!!

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If you haven’t heard of Radar Productions and live in San Francisoco, where the heck have you been and I feel sorry for you, they put on amazing, fun, rad AF literary shows and have helped keep the literary scene alive in San Francisco for years. They decided to team up with Fogliter Literary Journal to do this Luchador inspired literary contest called LUCHA LIBRO!

They had a massive submission process and I entered, then nov 1st they let me know that I was a finalist, YAAAAY. They asked me to come up with a luchador name, I wanted to name myself, Baruchador, because duh, but they said no, that it was too similar to my own name, and they wanted it kept secret that I was competing. All 5 finalists had to come up with a name. I came up with Rio de Vergas. Which means River of Dongs, or River of cocks, haha. HHAHAHAHAHAHAA. I think its funny.

So basically I just wore the outfit that I wore during my solo show, and added a luchador mask, and borrowed Wonder Dave’s Cape, I also wore these light up shoes I originally got for my solo show but they didn’t arrive on time, so I was like, why not, throw in a new lipstick I got from Sephora, and boom, Luchador. Here are some pictures from the super fun event. I didn’t win, but holy crap I had fun. And I was honorably mentioned. And I was featured in the write up for THE SF CHRONICLE!!! So grateful and glad I did it, we all got 100 bucks for being finalists and two really awesome goodie bags full of books and sex toys, made me love SF again. Yay!

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I had so much fun. This has been a little gay dream of mine since I was a tiny kid in Mexico loving Santo, and Blue Demon, and then Cyndie Lauper, and then Chyna, and then that Steven Universe episode, TIGER MILLIONAIRE! and then GLOW, the show and the doc, and then always always Finn Balor‘s butt, I will always worship Finn Balor’s butt till the day I die, it is why I get up in the morning. The power in those little butt cheeks could power a city.

ALSO, holy shit holy shit the show got written up the SF Chronicle, and they used a picture of me for the main picture!! And they said some cool stuff about me, haha.

click on the image to read the article! HUUUGS

me in the chronicle

 

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I’ve been Nominated for a Pushcart Prize! AGAIN!

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SO HONORED TO BE NOMINATED!!

So I think last year I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Tusk, for my piece on Ellen Ripley and my Mother, titled Ellen Ripley and My Mother. I didn’t win, oh wells, buuuut Foglifter, who published me 6 months ago in their queer literary journal, nominated my poem title “Pit” for a Pushcart Prize. Super honored. Super happy, congrats to all the nominees. This is my second time being nominated SO I HOPE I WIN, CROSS YOUR FINGERS, EVERYONE!!

If you would like to read my poem titled “Pit” you can buy the journal here.

I’ll keep you all posted on whether I win or not.

hugs to you all.

Here is a picture of me on a Train. Yay.

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Two Shows Coming up!

Come see me at Shipwreck and Muni Diaries!

see me next novSorry everyone, I’ve been really bad at letting you all know about upcoming shows. Been super busy, but, if you are free tomorrow and live in the SF Bay area, you can come see me at SHIPWRECK! Erotic Fan Fiction Competition, where every month I read porn out loud to a lovely sexy audience. NOVEMBER 2nd 7PM at the Booksmith bookstore in the Haight. Get your tickets HERE, this month’s book is The Stepford Wives.

Then on Saturday, I am going to be defending my title of reigning Muni Haiku CHAMPION! I defeated the resilient Ronn Vigh, then I defeated the all-powerful and up to that point undefeated Irene Tu,(that one really surprised me) this Muni Diaries show I will go head to head with Alexandria Love. There will also be storytelling about Muni, with some great storytellers, but enough about them, come watch me battle it out with Alexandria Love. I love her though, she’s the best. Get your tickets HERE, they go pretty fast so buy em up. NOVEMBER 4th 7PM at The Elbow Room! For more info clickittyclick here

I have other shows and some good news coming up, but I will save that for later, stay tuned.

HUGS TO ALL OF YOU !!!

¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? at LitCrawl!

¡Bad Immigrants!

Our last DondeEstaMiGente show at LitCrawl was FANTASTIC!!! Just wanted to share one of the group shots we took before the show. The photo is by Fabian Echevarria, of FOTOHOTO! (he’s so dreamy!) The show was at The Laundry, beautiful venue in the Mission. We were part of the third leg of LitCrawl, and sponsored by KQED! I am so happy with how the show went, as soon as I get the rest of the photos in I will show them to you guys. Till then, enjoy!

Pictured are Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Amanda Muñiz, Camilo Villa, Faluda Islam, and myself!

hugs!

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My next Performance is at POETRY IN THE PARKS!

POETRY IN THE PARK

Quiet Lightning is doing it again!

This time at Poetry in the Parks!

I am truly honored to be doing the poetry thing this Saturday, September 9th, alongside these talented poets! Join myself, Faith Adiele, Jason Bayani, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Cassandra Dallett, Christine No, Maw Shein Win, and Kim Shuck, who is the San Francisco Poet Laureate!! The reading will most likely start at 2pm. Poetry int he Parks has teamed up with QuietLightning to bring you a whole day of festivities, which start at 10am. The whole event takes place till 5pm, but if you want to catch me and the poets who have been asked to join the neighborhood heroes reading, I believe we start at 2pm. The Show is FREE!

For more info CLICK HERE! 

See me Tonight! At Perfectly Queer: Pride Poetry Palooza!

If You Live In The East Bay, Join me tonight in Oakland for this lovely show!!

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I love Richard May, and the shows he puts together are great. He’s teaming up with one of the best poetry orgs in the bay area called Nomadic Press to put together this show. I’m reading alongside some of the best and brightest of queer poets! Would love to see you all there!

For more info click HERE to learn more and get the address and stuff.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE TONIGHT! 

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