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August 02, 2004

Beatrice Recommends the Goat Cheese Burger

by Ron Hogan

Braving the hipsters, I made my way out to Pianos for the second Manhattan Swink reading. At least I think it was the second; I might have missed one along the way...anyway, Maud Newton was there to kick things off with an excerpt from "Post-Extraction," followed by Andrew Foster Altschul, who read from his short story in the magazine's first print issue, "From A to Z," about a young man who's trying to finish off his quest to "fuck my way through the alphabet." Anthony Tognazzini finished things up with about a dozen of his short-shorts, some of which were rather amusing, all of which were very offbeat.

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