1. About

    THE BIG BIG MESS is a contemporary poetry, fiction, & nonfiction reading series based in Akron, Ohio. It makes noise every month at Annabell’s Bar & Lounge, 782 West Market Street. THE BIG BIG MESS would not exist if not for its radical audience & readers.

    THE BIG BIG MESS was birthed by Nick Sturm, nurtured by Alexis Pope, and currently cared for by Mike Krutel and Kati Mertz.


    Mike Krutel


    Katie Mertz


    Alexis Pope


    Nick Sturm

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