Dead or Alive Poetry Slam | Vittum Theater | Spoken Word/Poetry Slams/Open Mikes | Chicago Reader

Dead or Alive Poetry Slam Recommended Member Picks Agenda The Short List (Theater)

When: Fri., May 25, 8 p.m. 2012

Late poets Lucille Clifton, Frank O'Hara, and Adrienne Rich raise their middle fingers to "yolo" and rise from the dead to battle for slam poetry supremacy. "Dead or Alive" pits modern poets against actors portraying deceased greats in a competitive slam poetry battle royale. This will not, however, be a battle to the death, as half of the competitors have already kicked the bucket. —Jamie Keiles

Price: $10-$14


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