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“Summer Water” – Poetry by Sarah Bridgins

Woman with a Glass of Wine – Lovis Corinth, 1908

“Summer Water” is one of two witty & intoxicating poems by Sarah Bridgins in our Summer 2017 issue.

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I’M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC,
but I lie to my psychiatrist
when he asks
how much I drink.

I come from a long line of women
who luxuriate in pain
adorn themselves in velvet trauma,
spend their days
in coffin-dark rooms
using wine and longing
to summon dead loved ones.

All I want to do
is play chess
with a set made from dead mice,
read books about women
who were murdered
by strangers,
take boiling hot baths
in dirty tubs.

In a crowded bar,
I spill whiskey on my leg
and rub it in.

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FLAPPERHOUSE Reading #15, In Pictures

A resounding chorus of thank-yous to everyone who helped make Reading #15 such an epic evening: Bud, Sarah, Jane, Aesop, Cooper, and Ilana for performing your flappy lits; Alibi for your seductive singing and scintillating photography; Pacific Standard for your always-gracious hospitality; and all you gorgeous people who came & graced us with your presence. Let’s do this again on June 28…

photos by Alibi Jones


Bud Smith reads his short story “Gling Gling Gling”

Sarah Bridgins reads her poem “I am Rita Hayworth and You Are Orson Welles”

Jane Ormerod performs her poem “Kiss With Recorder and Killer”

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FLAPPERHOUSE Reading #15

Succumb to our seductive siren song as we host our 15th Reading on Wednesday night, May 31, 7-9 PM at the always-hospitable Pacific Standard, 82 Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.

starring
SARAH BRIDGINS
ALIBI JONES
ILANA MASAD
JANE ORMEROD
BUD SMITH
COOPER WILHELM
&
the late AESOP

Free admission!

(Join the Facebook event page here.)