Tom Comitta

Tom Comitta is a writer, artist and recent transplant from Oakland to Los Angeles. From 2011-12, Comitta composed and conducted nine operas with The San Francisco Guerrilla Opera Company, a roving ensemble that gave voice to texts at numerous sites around the Bay Area including the Civic Center BART station and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2012, he staged National Novel Writing Night Month (NaNoWriNiMo), a futurist improvement on the write-a-novel-in-a-month contest in which he wrote, designed and published novels written in a night. Comitta has facilitated multimedia writing workshops at Bay Area Video Coalition as well as elementary schools and colleges in the Bay Area. He has exhibited at LUMA Foundation, Zürich, Reed College, Portland, and The Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, among others. Recent publications include ◯ (Ugly Ducking Presse) and SENT (Invisible Venue), with two poems in The New Concrete (Hayward Publishing), an international anthology surveying the "rise of concrete poetry in the digital age."