Raised in Tucson, educated by TUSD, a victim of the Arizona university systems and long-time local wage-slave, Smog is a true Tucson townie. She’s currently a DJ on Free Radio Chuk’shon 90.9 FM in downtown Tucson. Her Soggy Show (FOR THE LADIEZ) can be caught on Friday nights from 10 pm till sometime Saturday morning.
Yuyu Shiratori is from Tucson, and went to school at the U of A. She has put on at least 10 successful fashion shows here and will be putting on a show at The Beaumont Club, in Kansas City–where she now lives–on November 6. Oh, and she’s only 22. Natasha Stagg: What are you up
Kindall Gray is a Tucson native who writes poetry and fiction, and is currently earning her MFA at the University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in the online journal Back Room Live, and she read her fiction for the Edge Reading Series for Younger and Emerging Writers in July of 2010. Natasha Stagg:What are
Shane was born in California but raised to be a proud Arizonan who now lives in New York. He says, of Tucson, “It is a place where growing up poor has no bearing on what you can do. If you want to write a zine you do it, if you want to start a band
Drew Burk is a founder of Spork, one of Tucson’s leading independent publishing houses. He is also the fiction editor and bookbinder. When I asked him if he’d like to be interviewed, he said, “Oh, hey, I’m not a Tucson Success Story. I’m a guy in Tucson who does stuff with other people in Tucson. We persevere.