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Nov Blue Door and DC Readings

Sarah Manguso and Julian Similian rocked at the DC.

Julian unleashed a gigantic snake and Sarah moved us elliptical.

Sarah was funny. Sometimes quirky. Sarah delved into love and death in non-ironic ways without shame!

Julian took us into letters from a far off country.

Then Scott Pierce read some great selections, one of which is due out next year from Spork Publishing (The Exploder)

I interviewed Scott for almost two hours on Thursday evening. An edited version of the interview and his reading will be available via Mipo radio soon.

Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, here are some pics from the Blue Door Reading


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