1. Catherine Wagner at THE BIG BIG MESS / November 2011.

     
     
  2. Engineered to be weird since 2011: Adam Clay, Alissa Nutting, John Estes, Michael Dumanis, & Krysia Orlowski

     
  3. January BBM welcomes Nate Slawson, Tyler Gobble, Layne Ransom, & Christopher Newgent to Akron. YES! Books & book-related awesomeness will be for sale via the Vouched Books guerrilla book table: http://vouchedbooks.com/

     

  4. iobooks:

    Release date: February 29, 2012
    Available online & at AWP Chicago

    Nick Sturm is the author of the chapbook WHAT A TREMENDOUS TIME WE’RE HAVING! (iO Books, 2012). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Aesthetix, Dark Sky, Dinosaur Bees, Forklift, Ohio, Hayden’s Ferry, Jellyfish, Red…

     

  5. Cathy Wagner reads two poems at the November BBM.

     

  6. Wendy Xu reads her poem “Things Other People Are Good At” for Ted Powers at the Dollhouse Reading Series in Chicago. November 18, 2011.

     
  7. December BIG BIG MESS featuring JEREMY SCHMALL, SEAN KILPATRICK, DONORA HILLARD, JAY ROBINSON, & DAVID GIFFELS (W/THE MAY COMPANY). 6-9PM / Friday Dec 2 / Annabell’s Bar & Lounge.

     
  8. The November installment of THE BIG BIG MESS READING SERIES brings you poetry and prose from Kyle Minor, Catherine Wagner, Maria Varonis, & Mike Krutel. It’s going to be predatory. Friday November 4 / Annabell’s Bar & Lounge / 6-9PM

     
  9. THE BIG BIG MESS is a big big fan of Nick Demske and his book of poems from Fence called NICK DEMSKE. Nick read at Mac’s Backs Bookstore in Cleveland on Tuesday night during his book tour. Here’s a poem called “Wacko” from his manuscript STARFUCKER.

     
     
  10. Nate Pritts reads his poem “American Water,” from BARN OWL REVIEW, at THE BIG BIG MESS READING SERIES, September 2011.