A Style Guide for a Poetry Anthology

Anthologies are some of the hardest books to edit, all the more so when we’re not technically the editors. From the freewheeling, unscripted barbaric yawp of the modern poetry slam, we aim to create a professional, printed book that can hold its own with any other anthology out this year. That can be a tall […]

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San Francisco’s Second Crowdsourced Poetry Book: Tandem, Volume 2

Is the Lit Slam still a startup? As Tatyana Brown prepares to close out the second season of her publishing experiment, it’s looking more and more like a success. The first “minimum viable product” out the door has sold out. An E-book tied to the Women of the World Poetry Slam racked up over 1,000 […]

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Corrina Bain Headlines Penultimate 2013 Lit Slam

Maybe you caught Corrina’s packed feature on his 2011 tour through San Francisco. Maybe you remember his haunting persona work. Maybe you and Corrina go way back to basement-bar poetry slams in Providence and New York. Or maybe you’ve just heard there are only two chances left to get published in Tandem this year. Whether […]

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New E-book Just in Time for NPS!

Last spring, Tatyana Brown took her Lit Slam brainchild to the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam, where the organizers graciously allowed her to poll the audiences at each bout: “Which did you think were the best-written poems of the festival, the poems you’d like to take home with you?” The result is Alight, […]

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Our June and July Shows!

You knew Marty McConnell was going to floor you, right? And you were floored. WE were floored. We were so floored that we darn near forgot to let you know about our July show a full month later! (Well, we did put it on Facebook, Twitter, FunCheap, and The Lit Slam’s Website, because we are […]

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The 2013 Digital Edition of The Lit Slam!

As the Lit Slam staff shook off a bad case of the Flupocalypse, the question was: What to do about the February show? After all, each of the shows becomes a chapter in Tandem, our year-end poetry anthology. Thus was born our 2013 Digital Edition. The Lit Slam solicited poems from all over the country. […]

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Book Signing and Poetry Reading at Alley Cat Books!

Missed the Lit Slam debut of Tandem? Come see it stepping out and about in public! In daylight, no less! We’re thrilled to announce the bookstore debut of Tandem at Alley Cat Books in the Mission (where else?) on Sunday, January 27th, from 4-6PM. Local poets whose work appears in Tandem will be on hand […]

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Well-Known Poets. Randomly-Chosen Editors. In Tandem.

Tandem is a book born from a crazy idea: what if we took a poetry slam and anthologized it? What if we crafted our anthology in the true spirit of poetry slam, and let the audience at our shows decide which poems they’d like to read over and over again? After a year of Lit […]

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Press Release: Tandem, a Poetry Journal Edited by its Audience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City’s First Crowd-Sourced Poetry Anthology is Distinctly San Francisco. San Francisco is a town famous for its poets. Yet a new poetry anthology hatched in the Mission bills itself as a celebration of San Francisco’s editors. “Tandem is a book that probably could have been written anywhere,” says Tatyana Brown, host of […]

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Celebrate the Release of Tandem!

 For the past year, the indefatigable Tatyana Brown has been on a Mission: To create a poetry anthology combining the voices of the best touring poets in the country with the best homegrown San Francisco Bay talent. The result is Tandem, the newest Bay Area poetry journal and the take-home version of San Francisco’s Lit […]

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