Kevin Dublin

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

San Francisco, CA 94107

Author's Bio

Kevin Dublin is a writer of poetry, prose, scripts, and code. Currently Founder of The Living Room SF ( & Director of Litquake's Elder Writing Project, he’s focused on expanding economic accessibility to creative writing. Through the Living Room, Kevin produces as well as leads several reading series, pop-up events, and workshops that provide economic opportunities for writers. He is a Writers Studio Ralph Dickey Scholar and has received fellowships, grants, and awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and more. His words have recently appeared in The San Franciscan, Cincinnati Review, & NCLR. Kevin is the author of How to Fall in Love in San Diego (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and Eulogy (Raven & Wren Press, 2023). He resides in San Francisco, holds an MFA from San Diego State, and for a little Black boy from Smithfield, NC, believes he has been brought a mighty long way.

Publications & Prizes


Black Rootedness: 54 Poets from Africa to America (Elyssar Press, 2022)
Sunshine/Noir II (San Diego City Works Press, 2015)
How to Fall in Love in San Diego (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Journals: ,
Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Menacing Hedge
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Rogue Agent
San Franciscan

Spoken Word

Get Lit #56, Nomadic Press (2020)
Quiet Lightning: 5th Annual Poetry in the Parks (2019)
Writing Salon Interactive @ Litquake 20 (2019)
Poetry Brothel: Masquerade Tour (2017)
Tenderlovin' in the TL Reading Series (2017)
Embodied with the Hausmann String Quartet (2015)
NCPS Gilbert-Chappell Reading (2010)
PoetrySPARK Erotic Poetry (2010)
West End Poetry Festival 2009 (2009)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Black, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Homelessness, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Smithfield, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: Feb 12, 2023