Poet James Siegel | Ep. 2

My guest James J. Siegel is a San Francisco-based poet and literary arts organizer. He is the author of the book "The God of San Francisco."

He is the host and curator of the popular monthly Literary Speakeasy show at Martuni’s piano bar. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, his first poetry collection, How Ghosts Travel, was inspired and fueled by his coming of age in the Midwest and was a finalist for an Ohioana Book Award. He was a scholarship recipient to the Antioch Writers’ Workshop in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his poems have been featured in a number of journals including The Cortland Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Assaracus, The Fourth River, HIV Here & Now, The Good Men Project, and more. He was also featured in the anthology Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men On Their Muses.


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  2. Play by Jax Jones on Single (Polydor)
  3. FOREVER ANYWAY by Ryan Ashley on Guess My Friends Were Right (Self)
  4. Cheers by Mariah Counts on Single (Self)
  5. Love On Myself (feat. Calum Scott) by Felix Jaehan on Single (Virgin/Universal)
  6. Stand Up (Tom Morello, Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds & The Bloody Beetroots) by Tom Morello on Single (Interscope)
  7. Runaway by AW (Allison Weiss) on Single (SideOneDummy)
  8. Happily Ever After by Kisos on Single (Self)
  9. If Only by Raveena on Single (Self)
  10. Gronlandic Edit by of Montreal on Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)
  11. Stock Image by Miya Folick on Premonitions (Terrible Records)
  12. All About You (ft. Foster The People) by The Knocks on Single (Self)
  13. First Time He Kissed A Boy by Kadie Elder on Single (Self)
  14. Siren by Kailee Morgue on SINGLE (Republic)
  15. Homonormo by Arthur Moon on Arthur Moon (Self-released)
  16. Last One (PVRIS Remix) by the aces on Single (Red Bull Records)
  17. I Don't Do Boys by Elektra on Single (Hands Up Music)
  18. Velvet by Adam Lambert on Velvet (EMPIRE)
  19. Residue by Tayla Parx on Residue (Atlantic Recording Corporation)
  20. American Boyfriend by Kevin Abstract on Single (Question Everything Inc.)
  21. I U She by Peaches on The Teaches of Peaches (XL)
  22. Tell Me Smooth by Matthew V. on Single (Self)
  23. Bitter Pills by Maggie Gently on Bitter Pills (Common Ground Collective)
  24. Hellhounds Of Alcatraz by Matt Jaffe on Single (Self) Local
  25. Power Ranger by Pikes on Single (Self)
  26. Kelly by The Aces on Under My Influence (Red Bull Records)
  27. mischief! by Zach Benson on Single (Self)
  28. SFU by Cayley Spivey on Single (Self)
  29. You Got Me Like by Barrett Crake on Single (Self)
  30. And I Said Just Take Me Home by Ivan Grap on Single (Self)