Announcing Poison Pen’s 9th Anniversary Audio Contest Winner!

By on September 16, 2015

We have a winner!


Poison Pen is super psyched to announce that CHRIS JACKSON has won our 9th Anniversary Audio Contest (and a $500 cash-money prize) with a knock-out piece! Fist bumps to finalists Michele Nereim and Matthew Salesses who also spit some serious fire in their contest submissions–and to our record-breaking number of submitters who made these decisions hard with their bad-ass recordings. Come out next Thursday to hear Chris read the winning piece at this month’s Poison Pen!

Come here the winning piece  at the September reading–September 24th, 2015 @ 8:30 PM (along with three readings by this month’s rockstars: Henk Rossouw, Kevin Moffett, and Martha Serpas!) .


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