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Author: Aaron Shurin

Aaron Shurin is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose. His writing has appeared in over forty national and international anthologies, from the Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry to Italy's Nuova Poesia Americana: San Francisco. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Gerbode Foundation. Shurin is the former Director of the MFA Writing Program at the University of San Francisco, where he is now Professor Emeritus. His books include A'S DREAM (O Books, 1989), Into Distances (Sun & Moon Press, 1993), Unbound: A Book of AIDS (Sun & Moon Press, 1997), THE PARADISE OF FORMS: SELECTED POEMS (Talisman House, Publishers, 1999), A DOOR (Talisman House, Publishers, 2000), Involuntary Lyrics (Omnidawn Publishing, 2005), KING OF SHADOWS (City Lights Publishers, 2008), CITIZEN (City Lights Publishers, 2011), and The Skin of Meaning: Collected Literary Essays and Talks (University Of Michigan Press, 2016.)

A Door
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A Door

Talisman House, Publishers

Poetry. LGBT Studies. "A book of thresholds, middles, unfinished episodes, Shurin's latest presents a set of rigorous and exacting deliriums. First- and third-person narrators are interspliced and then abandoned to purely visceral description of mus...

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A's Dream
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A's Dream

O Books

Poetry. LGBT Studies. "We may admire a body of work for its technical brilliance, but the writing that stays with us grants us new possibilities of knowledge—unscrewing the locks from the doors of the senses, giving us sharper eyes or ears, a mind m...

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Citizen
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Citizen

City Lights Publishers

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Widely acclaimed for his lyrical language and innovative verse, Aaron Shurin brings the prose poem into new richness and complexity in CITIZEN. Through shape-shifting sentences and sensuous imagery he explores the nuances of ci...

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Flowers & Sky: Two Talks
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Flowers & Sky: Two Talks

Entre Rios Books

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Audio. FLOWERS & SKY: TWO TALKS brings together two lectures and a suite of unpublished poems by one of our finest lyric poets. These intimate talks use Aaron Shurin's own work to illustrate the power and practice of image- ...

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King of Shadows
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King of Shadows

City Lights Publishers

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. LGBT Studies. Based on the author's life as a gay man and a poet, KING OF SHADOWS is a collection of twenty-one autobiographical essays that circle in and around San Francisco since the 1960s. The three longest pieces de...

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The Paradise of Forms: Selected Poems
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The Paradise of Forms: Selected Poems

Talisman House, Publishers

Poetry. "A poetry of lyric complexity, determined in its exploration of the 'personal' as a territory of multiple voices and multiple selves."—Michael Palmer

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