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Entries in Peter Balistrieri (2)

Sunday
Dec252011

LDM 2011: Year in Review

A Portland-based journalist asked me to tell her about my experience watching Literary Death Match grow after going from four events in one city (NYC) in 2006, to 68 events over 31 cities in 2011. Here was my answer (that went unpublished — she just used a tiny quote from another question): 

"As far as I can tell, the stages of creation go something like this: 

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Iowa City, Ep. 2

March 2, 2011 — In what was simply a Hawkeye State classic, LDMs return to Iowa City was a ridiculous triumph that saw Wag's Revue Essays Editor Sandra Allen out-Literary Memory her co-finalist/nemesis Robin Hemley in a hotly-contested finale that ended 5-3, winning Allen the LDM crown. 

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