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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

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.