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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
July 20

Book Launch: Draw Write Here! Volume III, Issue 1

readings & workshops
July 22

Sunday Summer Story Series!

readings & workshops
July 29

Poetry Reading: Tongo Eisen-Martin

readings & workshops
July 29

Sunday Summer Story Series!

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Aaron Kunin

Aaron Kunin is a poet, critic, and novelist. His most recent book is The Sore Throat and Other Poems (Fence, 2010). Grace Period, a collection of aphorisms, sketches, and fragments, is forthcoming. He lives in Los Angeles.

Selected Poems

from Cold Genius

Aaron Kunin

 

        History is the soft medium into which you cut; love "is the" instrument

that cuts. "Love is the" drill.

       "Love" cuts to "the" depth of "the" jokes "which" flow out. Puns "flow

out" gaily from "the" wound made by "love."

        Yeah that's what it's like.

        "History" "cuts" everywhere with equal ease but "love" "cuts" deep "into"

living flesh.