We believe in the wisdom of the crowd.
We’d love to see you at our next live show in the Mission. You can read your own poems, see heartbreakingly-talented headline acts, or even edit our book!
We believe that what you (yes, you!) think about art is valid, is worth listening to. There have always been cycles of influence between the art critics and the art enthusiasts; for too long, poetry has been in a critical cycle. We’re doing our part to usher in a new, enthusiastic era! We have a monthly show and an annual anthology; come join us on a Monday night and see if you think enthusiasm is a nice change.
Season 3 Premieres on April 21, 2014.
We’ve had a bit of a late start for 2014, but The Lit Slam is back with a new venue! (The Shelton Theatre, just off Powell BART) We’re opening our season with the incredible BRYNN SAITO!
Brynn Saito is the author of The Palace of Contemplating Departure, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press (2013). She also co-authored, with Traci Brimhall, Bright Power, Dark Peace, a chapbook of poetry from Diode Editions (2013). Brynn’s work has been anthologized by Helen Vendler and Ishmael Reed; it has also appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Pleiades. Brynn was born in Fresno, California, to a Korean American mother and a Japanese American father. She is the recipient of a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellowship, the Poets 11 award from the SF Public Library, and the Key West Literary Seminar’s Scotti Merrill Memorial Award. Currently, Brynn lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Presale tickets are on sale now: http://thelitslam.brownpapertickets.com/
Video of the Month
In this month’s highlighted video, Katie Wirsing presents “Hope Chest” at the September edition of the Lit Slam. Definitely a crowd (and editor) favorite!