A Poet Goes to Pitch Club

Pitch Club SF held its inaugural event last night in the South of Market District (SOMA) of San Francisco. To my knowledge, I was the only poetry editor who bought a ticket. Money well spent. Because The Lit Slam is self-funded, and because we’re in the poetry space, not the mobile app space, it surprises […]

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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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Partial List of Active Bay-Area Poetry Shows

Updated August 30, 2013 We’ve made a partial list here for Bay Area poetry. Many local open mics and poetry slams now use Facebook as their primary Web presence. Facebook has a lot of advantages, but there are two drawbacks. First, not everyone is on Facebook (!) and second, Facebook pages don’t normally show up […]

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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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