Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. California Interest. SAN FRANSHITSHOW is an emotional reckoning with self, love, and the world that unfolds amidst a turbulent gender transition upon arrival into a new city. It chronicles the pain of loss and of coming to terms with yourself in a world that would prefer you did not: how this struggle impacts every area of your life. It expresses the power of self-acceptance with grace and humor. Calamia's debut is a unifying force of a memoir—a poignant, tender collection of poetry that will open your heart—every poem as raw as a tear-stained diary page.