As part of the most amazing Printers’ Ball yet, Opium Magazine brings their patented Literary Death Match to town. As you can see, MAKE has a man in the ring: Gabe Gudding. He will prevail. Oh, yes, he will.
“The third-ever Windy City LDM promises to be an absolute classic. We’ve teamed with The Printer’s Ball for Chicago Ep. 3 to bring together eight-count ‘em eight!-readers in a poetry-off for the ages. (But don’t worry, there’s a four-minute time limit for each reader.) Judges Jay Ryan (Animals and Objects In and Out of Water), Nami Mum (Miles from Nowhere) and comedian Barry Hite will preside over these poets (and who they’re reader-representing): Kathleen Rooney (Switchback), Adam Levin (Ninth Letter), Febronio Zatarain (contratiempo), Gabriel Gudding (MAKE), Spencer Dew (THE2NDHAND), Simone Muench (Poetry Magazine), Michael Czyzniejewski (ACM) and Paul Killebrew (Canarium Books).”
Hosted by: Todd Zuniga.
Co-produced by Fred Sasaki.
When: Friday, July 31; Doors at 7:00, show at 8:00 p.m. (sharp)
Where: Ludington Building
1104 S. Wabash Ave.