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Uptown Fridays presents: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier & Sarah Kobrinisky

  • Nomadic Press Working Gallery 2301 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and Sarah Kobrinsky, with music by Annah Anti-Palindrome. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

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Sarah Kobrinsky was the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Emeryville, CA. She was born in Canada, raised in North Dakota, seasoned in England, and tempered in California. Her poems and stories have appeared in Eleven Eleven, Fjords Review, Magma Poetry, Monkeybicycle, 100 Word Story, *82 Review, among many others. Her collection Nighttime on the Other Side of Everything is forthcoming by New Rivers Press. Sarah and her husband have a handmade dinnerware company called Jered's Pottery.


Soma Mei Sheng Frazier an East Coast Native living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she presently serves as a 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate. Her award-winning fiction chapbooks, Salve (Nomadic Press) and Collateral Damage: A Triptych (RopeWalk Press), have earned praise from Nikki Giovanni, Daniel Handler (a/k/a Lemony Snicket), Antonya Nelson, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Molly Giles, Michelle Tea and others. Frazier’s writing has placed in literary competitions offered by HBO, Zoetrope: All-Story, the Mississippi Review and more. You can find her work online at Eclectica MagazineCarve MagazineEleven Eleven and Kore Press – or read her interviews with CBSSF Weekly and Women's Quarterly Conversation. Recent work is available in Glimmer Train, issue 96, and ZYZZYVA, issue 106. She is at work on a novel and a screenplay. Soma is Chair and Assistant Professor of English and the Humanities at Cogswell College; Founding Editor of COG, a multimedia publication; and final judge of the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest.

Annah Anti-Palindrome is a working-class/hard-femme/JewWitch sound-artist & writer. She is a Lambda Literary Fellow, a staff writer for Everyday Feminism, and a current professor at SF California College of the Arts in Sound Theory. Her writing has appeared in a number of anthologies, and her first full-length book of poetry, DNA Hymn, was published in October 2017 by Sibling Rivalry Press. Annah performs using a variety of different mediums including a Line 6 (DL4) looping system, kitchen utensils, gas-masks, raw eggs, blood pressure cuffs, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more! In addition, Annah has three full length albums of music— White Knuckle Sonnets, An(n)a(h)log, and Dangling Modifiers— which she has toured throughout the US and Canada. For more info on her, see