Announcing the 2016 Pushcart Prize Winners

Made you look! (Hey, at least we didn’t Rickroll you.) But seriously, WHY are the Pushcart dates so confusing? Here are some date inconsistencies that are less confusing than Pushcart Prizes: The groundbreaking TIME Magazine cover that hit shelves yesterday is dated June 9th. Anything that goes down between Dec. 21 and Dec. 31 happens […]

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Carrie Rudzinski Competes at IWPS This Week!

Our own Carrie Rudzinksi is competing this weekend at the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, Washington. She’s a “Storm Poet” this year, representing herself and her hometown of Rockford, IL, (as opposed to repping for a specific slam venue, as she did in 2011). Good luck, Carrie! Go Team Shutter Dove! Carrie’s first […]

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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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What a Tech Startup can Learn from a Slam Poet

You have three minutes at the podium to impress a panel of so-called “experts.” If they like you, you’re a rock star. If they don’t like you, you’re heading back to your day job. Silicon Valley calls this a “pitch night.” Slam poets call it “our job.” Bicycle Comics is a startup. The Lit Slam […]

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Artie Moffa Reading on the East Coast this April

Artie Moffa, editor of Bicycle Comics, is heading east this April for a few shows. Not a tour, not really, just a few shows. Artie has deep roots in the poetry scene in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and he’s excited to return after two years in California. He’d love to see you! Artie’s Schedule: 1. […]

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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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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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Carrie Rudzinski hits the Bay!

Bicycle’s Carrie Rudzinski comes to the Bay this week! See her at the Berkeley Poetry Slam on Wednesday, October 10, and at the New Sh!t Show in San Francisco on Thursday, October 11th. Berkeley event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/419890638058908/  3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94703 San Francisco event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/403126893087610/ 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 […]

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Danez Smith Features at the Lit Slam!

To heck with your weekend plans, what are you doing this Monday night? It’s the third Monday, which means it’s time for San Francisco’s newest poetry startup, the Lit Slam. This week, our feature will be Twin-Cities powerhouse Danez Smith.   Danez Smith is a poet, performer, and playwright from St. Paul, MN. Danez, A […]

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Jessica Helen Lopez features at the Lit Slam!

8 PM | $5 at the door | 998 Valencia St. (at 21st) in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA The Lit Slam, San Francisco’s newest poetry startup, is coming to the Mission on Monday, June 18th! Our feature will be Jessica Helen Lopez, recently of the City of Albuquerque Slam Team. Jessica Helen […]

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