9th Ave: S. Fey with Sarah Ghazal Ali and Shelley Wong

Friday, May 3, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.

Cover of S. Fey's poetry collection decompose. The cover is a dark brown with a gilded gold frame and a large line drawing of a moth.
Join us on Friday, May 3 at 7pm PT when S. Fey joins us to celebrate the release of their poetry collection, decompose, with Sarah Ghazal Ali and Shelley Wong at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Or watch online/Livestream link available soon

About decompose
Our life contains several lives as well as several deaths; we attempt to understand these little rebirths through poetry. decompose explores pruning our past to make room for future growth; the expanse we are offered through the crush of heartbreak, discovering family beyond our original home, finding new meaning in our own name - S. Fey picks these timeless themes like roses from a flourishing garden to compose a thorny and succulent bouquet of living, loss, and rebirth throughout the rejuvenating pages of their debut poetry collection.

About S. Fey
S. Fey
(they/he) is a Trans writer living in LA. Currently, they are the poetry editor at Hooligan Magazine, and co creative director at Rock Pocket Productions. Their debut poetry collection, decompose, is out with Not a Cult Media. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Poet Lore, The Sonora Review, and others. They love to beat their friends at Mario Party. Find them online @sfeycreates.

About Sarah Ghazal Ali
Sarah Ghazal Ali
 is the author of Theophanies (Alice James Books, 2024), selected as Editors’ Choice for the 2022 Alice James Award. A Djanikian Scholar, her poems and essays appear in POETRY, American Poetry Review, Pleiades, the Rumpus, Haydens Ferry Review, Best New Poets 2022, and elsewhere. She is the editor-in-chief of Palette Poetry, poetry editor for West Branch, and a ’22-23 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. Learn more at sarahgali.com.

About Shelley Wong
Shelley Wong
is the author of As She Appears (YesYes Books, 2022), longlisted for the National Book Award and winner of a Lambda Literary Award. She has received fellowships and support from Kundiman, MacDowell, and Montalvo Arts Center. Currently, she is an adjunct graduate professor at the University of San Francisco.

Accessibility
This venue is located on ground level, with no stairs between the entrance and the event space. 

Decompose By S. Fey Cover Image
By S. Fey
$18.95
ISBN: 9781945649479
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Not a Cult - April 2nd, 2024

Our life contains several lives as well as several deaths; we attempt to understand these little rebirths through poetry. decompose explores pruning our past to make room for future growth; the expanse we are offered through the crush of heartbreak, discovering family beyond our original home, finding new meaning in our own name - S.


Theophanies By Sarah Ghazal Ali Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781949944587
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Published: Alice James Books - January 16th, 2024

Moving between the scriptures of the Qur'an and the Bible, these poems explore the complexities and spectacles of gender, faith, and family by unraveling the age-old idea that seeing is believing. Navigating both scripture and culture, the poems in Theophanies work to spin miracles from the mundanities of desire and violence.


As She Appears By Shelley Wong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936919895
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: YesYes Books - May 10th, 2022

Shelley Wong's debut, As She Appears (longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award and winner of a 2023 Lambda Literary Award), foregrounds queer women of color in their being and becoming. Following the end of a relationship that was marked by silence, a woman crosses over and embodies the expanse of desire and self-love.


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