Folding Ruler Star by Aaron KuninFolding Ruler Star by Aaron Kunin

Folding Ruler Star

byAaron Kunin

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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With alarmed intelligence, FOLDING RULER STAR exposes the violence of an expectant look, synthesizes the organic and robotic then unzips them just as machines unzip / concrete dividers / on the highway. May Aaron Kunin make all the rules, and may our capacity for facial communication finally collapse within his tremendous Dionysian orderliness." - Jacqueline Waters "With alarmed intelligence, FOLDING RULER STAR exposes the violence of an expectant look, synthesizes the organic and robotic then unzips them just as machines unzip / concrete dividers / on the highway. May Aaron Kunin make all the rules, and may our capacity for facial communication finally collapse within his tremendous Dionysian orderliness." - Jacqueline Waters "
Aaron Kunin is the author of FOLDING RULER STAR (Fence, 2005), a collection of small poems about shame; THE MANDARIN (Fence, 2008), a novel; and THE SORE THROAT & OTHER POEMS (Fence Books, 2010). He lives in Los Angeles and is an assistant professor of negative anthropology at Pomona College.
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Title:Folding Ruler StarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 7.68 × 6.3 × 0.24 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Fence BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0974090980

ISBN - 13:9780974090986

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Table of Contents

The Shame Tree
False Nativity
Under The Lampshade
Hidden School Entrance
Lost Ambulances
Food Synax
The Shame Word
Grief Act Absent Source
Smile When You Look At
Access Denied
Girl and Reptile
Sexual Shock
Zipdown Day
Facesitting
Five Security Zones
Local Machine Zone
Five Security Zones
Local Machine Zone
Five Security Zones
The Bloody Revisions
Carte Du Tendre
Silence Was Pleased
Petting Impersonal
Folding Ruler Star
Folded Envelope
Enclosed Please Find
Preservation Fantasy

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These poems are conceived as a value-neutral Paradise Lost. In other words, someone who is not god tells you to avoid a certain tree, and you disobey the instruction; the result is shame.Two characters agree that one of them is supposed to worship and obey the other without actually believing that the other possesses any special qualities that would enforce obedience; the first one disobeys the second one and has to be punished.A body has five parts; each part is alarmed. Descriptions of the parts set off the alarms.Affect lives in the face and is measured with a ruler.The measure is a five-syllable line arranged in three-line units. Each poem is mirrored by another poem with the same title."With alarmed intelligence, Folding Ruler Star exposes the violence of an expectant look and synthesizes the organic and the robotic, then unzips them just as machines unzip/concrete dividers/on the highway. May Aaron Kunin make all the rules, and may our capacity for facial communication finally collapse within his tremendous Dionysian orderliness."