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Which Pinot Pairs Best With Pigs and Poetry?


A flying pig, a bunch of wine guzzlers, and a group of slam poets gather in a park in Omaha, Nebraska. It’s a great start to a terrible joke. Fortunately, and I do mean that, it is not a joke. This is a fantastic event that takes place on June 6th and 7th, and has already raised more than $140,000 for the Completely KIDS Organization.

The event brings together a slam poetry event, a wine tasting, and a pork cook off. The only thing that would make this a better event is if you replaced the wine with whiskey, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.

I have absolutely nothing but pure respect for a community that is willing to raise money for children by hosting such a fantastic event. Huge props to the event organizers. I wish we had something like this in the Portland, Oregon area. We already have Bones ‘n’ Brew, so we should just throw the Portland Poetry Slam into the mix.

If you live in that area, or want more information on the event, click HERE.


About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

2 comments on “Which Pinot Pairs Best With Pigs and Poetry?

  1. Emily Jo Pinkstaff
    May 9, 2013

    Finally, a reason to go to Omaha! 🙂

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