Caleb Nichols

Caleb Nichols (he/they) is a writer, musician, and librarian from California, occupying Tilhini, the Place of the Full Moon, the unceded territory of the yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini tribe. His poetry has been featured in Hoax, Redivider, 14 Poems, and DEAR Poetry Journal, among other publications and his chapbook “Teems///\\\Recedes” which Chen Chen called “a gorgeous abundance” is out from Kelp Books. Caleb’s debut solo album Ramon, a queer rock opera based on the Beatles song “Mean Mr. Mustard,” is out on Kill Rock Stars, and he is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Bangor University in Wales. Caleb also owns and operates the SLO Book Bike, a queer-owned, bike-powered, pop-up bookshop in San Luis Obispo, and works as a librarian at Cal Poly State University.

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Talks

What Made Mr. Mustard Such A Mean Old Man?

By Caleb Nichols | June 27, 2022

What Made Mr. Mustard Such A Mean Old Man?

Caleb Nichols on queering the Beatles.

William, It Was Really Something

By Caleb Nichols | September 16, 2020

William, It Was Really Something

Caleb Nichols (Soft People) on queer longing in music and poetry.

Merry Melancholia: On Christmas Music, Joy, and Grief

By Caleb Nichols | December 23, 2016

Merry Melancholia: On Christmas Music, Joy, and Grief

In a year that has been the darkest on record for many of us, holiday music has become a flame in a field of loss for Caleb Nichols.