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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
March 18 - Apr 3

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Books + Events + More

readings & workshops
April 4

Virtual Poetry Reading: Mónica de la Torre + José Felipe Alvergue

readings & workshops
April 4

Virtual Workshop with Mónica de la Torre

readings & workshops
April 10

Virtual Poetry Reading: Marilyn Chin

film & video
April 17

Virtual Film Screening: The Collection

readings & workshops
April 19 - May 10

Intergenerational Self-Collaboration: A Multi-Arts Workshop with Paul McComas

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.