James Mitchell

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Graduate student; small press publisher
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Introduction James has operated two small presses in San Francisco dedicated to the literary arts. Presently he is the publisher of Ithuriel's Spear, which has plopped forth 24 titles since 2004. In 1969 he started the first gay poetry magazine in San Francisco, and in 1973 he set up Small Press Traffic in the backroom of a bookstore on Castro Street. Remarkably, he made a living for awhile as a musician in the action-packed 1970's, when he was also a founding director of the San Francisco Early Music Society and a music broadcaster on KPFA. He is presently a grad student in medieval history at S.F. State, has been a practicing Soto Zen Buddhist since 1971, and, overcoming a passion for fast motorcycles, has now decided upon his eventual reincarnation as a 1957 Oldsmobile convertible (two-tone, white and red, with sidewalls). He has decided to pass the time until then playing old-timey music on his excellent Martin D-28 guitar. James Mitchell can be reached at plainfeather@gmail.com.