José Vadi

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José Vadi is an award-winning poet, playwright, and essayist living in Oakland, California. His writing has most recently appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, HOLD: a journal, McSweeney's and Catapult.


Cover Photo: This photograph shows a laptop poised on top of books above a messy desk with a green lamp that casts a warm yellow glow
Where José Vadi Writes

“I blame my first studio apartment for my habit of writing in kitchens.”

Sep 29, 2021
Cover Photo: Fox Theater, San Francisco. All photos provided by the author.
Standing in the Shadows of Brands: San Francisco at Dawn

When a city’s populace is wiped out of its longtime residents, so goes the collective memory of San Francisco.

Dec 14, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Nick Helderman/flickr
Enter the Mars Volta

“Omar and Cedric turned center stage into a two-man prog version of Soul Train.”

Dec 14, 2016
Cover Photo: wOOkie
Getting to Suzy’s

This real life of cityscapes and sidewalks can destroy you.

Jan 21, 2016