Get ready, ’cause we’re gearing up for a second installment of Monster Mags of the Midwest at this year’s AWP conference in Chicago. That’s right. Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review, and Ninth Letter are once again teaming up to deliver what will be, in all likelihood, the most awesomely monstrous reading ever. Because if there’s one thing the Midwest is known for, aside from antiunion legislation, it’s first-rate literary publishing. Our lineup includes some of the finest poetasters and fictionauts to have graced our collective pages. Please come see Mary Biddinger, Brock Clarke, Matthew Gavin Frank, Michael Robins, Laura Van den Berg, and Keith Lee Morris on Wednesday, February 29 at Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 North Sheffield, located directly across the street from Wrigley Field (and the Harry Caray statue). Oh, and did we mention that this evening of entertainment would be . . . FREE. Really, the only thing that could make it even cooler is your presence, so pencil it in to your calendars now and plan to arrive at the conference in time to attend this hotly anticipated (by us, anyway) event!

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