[ Wed Oct 5 11 ] | Read: the ideas behind this event
Audience put topics into a hat. Peg Alford Pursell selected three rounds of topics. For each one, a pair of poets went head to head, batting at the topic and representing their respective teams: blue and red.
“Snakeskin:” Dean Rader vs. Robin Ekiss
“Glass Shoes:” Matthew Zapruder vs. Dean Rader
“Corporate Greed OR Cocktails:” Troy Jollimore vs. Melissa Stein
“America:” Melissa Stein vs. Ada Limon
“Spontaneous Combustion:” Robin Ekiss vs. Troy Jollimore
“Crimes of State OR States of Crime:” Dean Rader vs. Matthew Zapruder
“Grandmothers Knows:” Troy Jollimore vs. Matthew Zapruder
“San Francisco:” Melissa Stein vs. Ada Limon
“Weather OR Whether:” Ada Limon vs. Robin Ekiss
Team Blue won with a score of 10-8.