Carrie Rudzinski tours the Bay Area, then PNW.

Bicycle Comics author and 2014 WoWPS Finalist Carrie Rudzinski is touring the West Coast this month. She’ll be at the Berkeley Poetry Slam on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and at San Francisco’s New Sh!t Show on Friday, June 6, 2014. Details on Carrie’s Tumbr. Later this month, she’ll tour through Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver with […]

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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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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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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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The Story of Bicycle’s Limerick Tasting Flights

What’s an old-fashioned limerick company doing in the high-tech capital of Silicon Valley? Well, like most crazy stories, lawyers were involved. Actually just one lawyer. When Artie’s girlfriend took a job practicing law in San Francisco, he packed up his apartment near Boston and followed her West. He traded orange leaves for orange trees, blizzards […]

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Video from the 2011 Slumberfest

Okay, so the San Jose Slumberfest didn’t exactly go off as planned. No worries, though; despite a last minute change-of-venue, Sam and Megan still put on a great show in the heart of downtown San Jose. Here is the big finale, a duet on Sam’s poem “As my Guitar Weeps Rather Agressively.”

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