The Spec’s Gang

On Wednesday evening, I spent some time with the “Spec’s” Gang, a group of writers who meet at Spec’s bar across the street from City Lights in SF. The group included poets Neeli Cherkovski and Joselyn Ignacio; editor of “Left Curve” Csaba Polony, and the new chairperson of the SF Writer’s Union, Tom Ladd. “Left Curve” recently published a couple of articles by Filipino writers/theorists E. San Juan and Delia Aguilar, and I wanted to check those articles out. There were also a number of folks whose last names I didn’t know: Nikita, Nadia, Richard, and others. I drank my glass of bubbly water, while everyone else had their wine and martinis. And a raucous time was had by all…