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Nashville, Ep. 4

October 14, 2017 — In our triumphant return to Nashville, Literary Death Match is once again teaming up with the Southern Festival of Books for a brilliant night of weird that saw Ciona D. Rouse narrowly defeat Odie Lindsey in an American Psycho or American President? finale in sudden-death overtime to win Rouse the LDM Nashville, Ep. 4 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Susannah Felts, co-founder/co-director of The Porch, Nashville's center for the literary arts
Performance: Radney Foster
, singer-songwriter, and author of For You, The Stars
Intangibles: Alice Randall
, NAACP Image Award-winning author of Soul Food Love and The Wind Done Gone

Round 1:
Odie Lindsey
, author of We Come to Our Senses (a Best of 2016 selection by Electric Lit and Military Times
* Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, a regular in the Best American Poetry Anthology and author of poetry books: Open House, Tender Hooks and Unmentionables 

Round 2:
* Ciona D. Rouse
, author of VANTABLACK, her poetry has appeared on Nashville Public Radio and Nashville Public Television
Derrick Harriell, award-winning poet and author of Stripper in Wonderland, Ropes and Cotton

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.