Tom Tom Magazine’s Courtney Gillette WINS Opium’s Literary Death Match VICTORY IS SWEET!!!!

Courtney TAKING IT HOME for Tom Tom!!!
Courtney TAKING IT HOME for Tom Tom!!!

Opium Magazine held their first-ever music themed Literary Death Match last nite, Sept. 17th 2009, at the Bowery Poetry Club in the city. James, from Envoy Gallery, had asked a few weeks back if Tom Tom Magazine wanted to participate. Hell yes we did! Not only did we participate … we WON!!!

The featured readers included TOM TOM MAGAZINE’S Courtney Gillette (school-teacher by day and Tom Tom Magazine writer extraordinaire by night), James Gavin (Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne), Jessica Hopper (The Girl’s Guide to Rocking), and Christopher R. Weingarten (@1000TimesYes) with an all-star cast of  judges including puppeteer-stress Carla Rhodes, editor Ben Schafer (DeCapo Press), and Franklin Bruno.

Read Courtney’s first hand account of the event right here on her blog. And log-onto Bowery Poetry Club to watch it LIVE!

Host of the Death Match
Host of the Death Match

Opium Magazine’s press blurb

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