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- NPR Great Reads
These poems about how vulnerable desire makes us and how far we are willing to go despite everything waving us off begin frequently enough by following some stranger’s happy trail, but where they lead is the happier, much stranger, surprise....
Give it to your friends. Give it to your enemies. This voice matters.
Aaron Smith has inherited, from the openly gay poets of the New York School, a commitment to telling it like it is. His lack of pretense is enhanced by his anger at the intolerance of heteronormalcy and religiosity.