Mercilee Jenkins writes poetry, plays and fiction. Her poetic tribute to the Castro, “A Neighborhood View,” was selected for foolsFURY’S Celebration Provocation in December. She performed her new solo piece, My First Boss at The Marsh International Solo Performance Festival this October. Her poem, “Peonies in a Pandemic” was published in the San Francisco Chronicle in July. Her one act play, Winning, is included in Best American Short Plays (2014-’15). Her short story, “The Day Mel Tormé Died” was published in the anthology, Sisters Born, Sisters Found. She has performed solo pieces and presented plays in San Francisco at the 3Girls Theatre New Works Festivals, Stage Works, the San Francisco Theatre Festivals, Lit Crawl and The Marsh as well as other venues in Phoenix, Detroit and New York.