Sarah Menefee

San Francisco poet Sarah Menefee, originally from Reno, Nevada, is a homeless and poor people’s rights activist, a founding member of the San Francisco Union of the Homeless, Homes Not Jails, the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, the Revolutionary Poet’s Brigade, and “First they came for the homeless.” Her poetry collections include I’m Not Thousandfurs, The Blood About the Heart, Human Star, In Your Fish Helmet, and Stella Umana (Italian & English), and various chapbooks. She has worked in hospitals, casinos, bars, day care centers, offices, and bookstores, and has taught poetry in homeless shelters, half-way houses and at Occupy (Occupy Your Visions). She is retired and works part-time as an artist’s model.