Echoes from the Sexological Asylum
Phillip T. Nails was born at the base of Mount Diablo here in California. He grew up in Sacramento and now resides in San Francisco. He spends his Tuesday nights hosting the Red Light Open Mic that is now one year old, at Amnesia Bar in the Mission District of San Francisco. Writing and performing poetry for the last ten years has brought him unique opportunities to participate in the community. He has hosted numerous open mics including Notes From Underground, Poetry at The Cosmo, and other independent manifestations of celebrational group outcries for freedom from the inside out. He has facilitated workshops in poetry and theatre at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and in performance poetry at the Sacramento Writers Conference. For eight years he has co-organized and MC'd the Berkeley Poetry Festival. His is the author of two collections of poems, Sexological Asylum (Cinnamon Poetry Press), and My Woman is a Tree. His performances have crossed stages thru ought the world and even found themselves on bits of electronically transmitted media. When not hunched over a classic typewriter clutching at bottle and a few ideas and emotions, he is on stage acting.