First reading in Coney Island, Coney homeland, for the Parachute Festival. A thrill before the jellyfish and the folks who made the trek in the chill and the dark through a desolate New York Aquarium, into the Alien Stingers exhibit, warm, watery, glowing, its own bioluminescence. Read with NY native writers fluid and varied as the jellies, Tina Chang, Latasha Diggs, Martín Espada, and Charles Denson. The impeccable Kay Sera introduced us. Big pisces thanks to Amanda Deutch for making magic happen (and for the close-up at the podium).