FLAPPERHOUSE Reading #8, In Pictures

Our most effervescent gratitude to everyone who helped make Reading #8 such a non-stop highlight reel: Deirdre, Monica, Armando, Devin, Oscar, Bill, Jeanann, and Dolan for performing your flappy lits; Alibi for your glamorous voice & exquisite photography; special guest Joseph SW Hasan for your wonderful music; Pacific Standard for continuing to be the best place to read in NYC; and of course, everyone who came out to be part of our gorgeous & enthusiastic audience! Let’s do this again on August 3rd

photography by Alibi Jones

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Deirdre Coyle kicks off the readings with a tale of sex demons & burn scars

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Monica Lewis reads “Letter to Your Chromosomes,” one of her prose poems forthcoming in our Fall issue

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Armando Jaramillo Garcia confesses that this last poem was inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Devin Kelly channels The Boss & his various characters with poems inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

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The late Oscar Wilde workshops a scene from his modern adaptation of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

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William Lessard gives a lively poetic performance inspired by Jaco Pastorius & Spotify algorithms

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Jeanann Verlee previews the flappiness to come in our Fall issue with her poem “The Extraordinary True Story of the Unmother Who Substantiated Darwinism”

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Dolan Morgan slays the crowd with a subversive spin on “Monster Porn” from his new book INSIGNIFICANA

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Joseph SW Hasan & Joseph P. O’Brien close the show with an acoustic cover of Green Day’s “Jaded”

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