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“So, the Portal to Another Dimension is Not in the Hudson” – Poetry by Chris Antzoulis

Evening on the Hudson – Leon Dabo, 1909

Behold the shimmering dread & terrible beauty of “So, the Portal to Another Dimension is Not in the Hudson,” one of three terrific poems by Chris Antzoulis in our Fall 2017 issue. (And be sure to check out the recording of Chris reading his poem below~)

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IN TIMES OF DISTRESS
                I look to the water.
Today it’s the Hudson.
I was hoping for fog
and all I got was the sun
                                                rolling diamonds
down river like roulette balls.
And I could see my reflection, a specter
                atop the glitz and shimmer.

He walked
toward me as he started
                                                devouring
his own arm,     took a chunk right out
from behind the elbow—
the part that heats up
                                                when someone asks
                you to hold them tighter.

He kept taking bites
                until his arm was gone.

Now, in front of me
                with his head swiveled in a way
that only a dead thing could

I watched, red-eyed in terrible
                                                beauty,
as he sunk his teeth into his shoulder,
                                wondered if I was supposed
to be watching.

The sun whipped the smell
                                                of breathing
off the gems of the Hudson
                                as I lunged into its riches.

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FLAPPERHOUSE Reading #17, In Pictures

An orchard-ful of apple-flavored thank-you’s to everyone who helped make last night’s reading so warm and crackly and a little bit dangerous, like an early-Autumn fire: Matt, Amanda, Hafizah, Chris, Mary Boo, and Kim for performing your flappy lits; Alibi for your scintillating singing & gorgeous photography; Pacific Standard for your always-gracious hospitality; and all you beautiful & cultured people who came to witness the weirdness…

We hope we’ll see you all again on 10/25 for our 2nd Annual Halloween Reading!

photos by Alibi Jones 

Matt Patrick tells wonderfully bizarre tales of talking animal heads & cannibalism

Amanda Krupman shares an emotional & sensual excerpt from a work-in-progress

Hafizah Geter wows the crowd with her poignant and powerful poetry

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FLAPPERHOUSE Reading #17 / Issue 15 Flight Party

Our engines’ll be running hotter than a boiling kettle as we celebrate the flight of our Fall 2017 issue with our 17th reading! Wednesday night, September 27, 7-9 PM at the always-hospitable Pacific Standard, 82 Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.

starring

MARY BOO ANDERSON
CHRIS ANTZOULIS
KIM COLEMAN FOOTE
HAFIZAH GETER
ALIBI JONES
AMANDA KRUPMAN
and
MATT PATRICK

Admission is FREE, and you can buy copies of FLAPPERHOUSE #15 for the special reading price of $5.

Facebook event page here