Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga

Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga has hosted and organized events and workshops including the Sierra Poetry Festival, the Center Camp Spoken Word Stage at Burning Man, and the weekly ELYSEUM Writers Workshops at Harbin Hot Springs. Russell is Poet Laureate Emeritus of Lake County (2012-2014) and has represented San Francisco for three years at the National Poetry Slam. As an Arts Educator, he has worked with several organizations including YouthSpeaks and WritersCorps. He is also the recipient of the Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors and a Mayor's declaration of Russell Gonzaga Day in San Francisco. Currently, Russell is the new Poetry Editor for The Fabulist and works the deli counter in his neighborhood grocery store.

Grocery Store Lockdown

“Coyotes are being seen on the empty streets of San Francisco” —SFGATE, March 26, 2020 What Is today?Does it matter? Waking Up coughingIn a panic Mistaking Hay fever For this virus  Breathing Into maskGetting light-headed Sanitizing Hands after Touching every doorknob  Rubbing Hand sanitizer onto ...