"There is a need for publications that expose other ways for art and literature to...build and make community. Tea Party makes no compromises in the quality of its art, while pursuing this important arts and community dialogue in a unique and vital way."
- San Francisco Poet Laureate (2002-2006), devorah major

Collage by Heather Marie Davis, When They All Flew Home

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Tea Party magazine is an arts and culture magazine based in Oakland, California. We are a progressive and multi-ethnic publication where diversity is just assumed. We publish work by writers, artists, intellectuals and activists from diverse cultures, communities and fields of study. Currently we are distributed in independent bookstores both nationally and in Canada.

Issue 19 Submissions


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2008 Tea Party Poetry Prize Results

Poetry Contest Winner: Danna Ephland

Danna Ephland was born in Buffalo, N.Y., danced in Toronto, studied & danced more in Berkeley, and fell madly in love with poetry in Chicago. She now lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she works at a retreat center and teaches community workshops.

Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Letterhead, Rhino, Permafrost and others. She is included in an anthology of collaborative poems, Saints of Hysteria by Soft Skull Press. Her chapbook Needle Makes Tracks is due out Spring 2009.

Read her poem here


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