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Washington, D.C., Ep. 7

February 11, 2017 — For our AWP Spectacular, Literary Death Match headed to Black Cat in the nation's capital, as we teamed with Painted Bride Quarterly for a magical night that saw Roger Reeves narrowly topple Safiya Sinclair in American Psycho or American President? to win Reeves the LDM D.C., Ep. 7 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Porochista Khakpour, award-winning author of The Last Illusion and Sons and Other Flammable Objects
Performance: Amanda Terkel, Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor for Huffington Post
Intangibles: Lonnae O'Neal, senior writer ESPN's The Undefeated, author of I'm Every Woman & former WaPo columnist
Super-Intangibles: Alexandra Petri, Washington Post blogger and columnist

Round 1:
* Roger Reeves
, Whiting Award-winning poet, NEA and Cave Canem fellow and author of King Me
* Mitchell S. Jackson
, Lannan and TED Foundation Fellowship and Whiting Award-winning author of The Residue Years & Oversoul

Round 2:
* Safiya Sinclair
, Whiting Award & Prairie Schooner Book Prize-winning author of Cannibal
* Elena Passarello
, Whiting Award and Independent Publisher Award-winning author of Let Me Clear My Throat and the forthcoming Animals Strike Curious Poses (Feb. 28)

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

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