Last evening the Exploding Swan reading series, curated by Heather Overby, killed it. We're breathless from the Zachary Schomburg/The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra collaboration. Images of blood spatter fold in on themselves on the violin-plucked mobius strip in our heads this morning. Anton Disclafani read of southeastern twins and snakes and oranges, while Jenny Mueller's poems were wry and by turns glossy and spiny (sometimes both!). Jaffa Aharonov (SA 1!) provided intermission tunes of such siren proportions that everyone forgot to intermission. The next ES is May 21st-ish. Stay tuned for updates on that.