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ELAINE KAHN'S ROMANCE OR THE END - SIGNED!

We're proud to be offering SIGNED COPIES of Elaine Kahn's new collection of poetry, Romance or The End

Please place your order online, via the Add to Cart button below. If you'd like your book personalized, please note it in the comments field of your order. If you'd like to reserve the book before Elaine Kahn's event at our store, your order must be placed no later than January 29th. All orders will be fulfilled while supplies last. 

About Romance or The End:

Romance or The End takes up the tools of romantic narrative in order to perform the rupture between self and story that occurs at the onset of trauma. Using known and pathologized literary arcs, Elaine Kahn unspools the fundamental instability of truth, love, and language to create an experiential portrait of narrative’s power to both disfigure and restore.

ROMANCE or THE END

This is a book about love.

And it is a book about lies.

Love can be a lie, but it is also always true.

This is a book about truth.

This is a book about story.

There is no such thing as a true story, and so there are no stories in this book.

Without a story, there is separation.

This is a book about separation.

Everything is a story. Even the truth.

There is nothing truer in this world than the lie of love.

“Elaine Kahn’s poems touch me somewhere deep. I don’t know how or why, but I’m willing to go wherever she wants to take me.” —Kim Gordon 

“Elaine Kahn shoots from the groin, championing a ferociousness that rages against asperity while playfully seducing the reader to misbehave. Hers is a realm where oceans beat against genitals, and Hannah Wilke warms the earth.” —Dodie Bellamy 

Elaine Kahn is the author of Women in Public (City Lights Publishers, 2015), as well as several chapbooks, including I Told You I Was Sick: A Romance (After Hours Ltd, 2017), A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012), and Customer (Ecstatic Peace Library, 2010)Her writing has appeared in Frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, jubilatPoetry FoundationArt Papers, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches at Pomona College and the Poetry Field School. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

 

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781593765842
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soft Skull Press - February 4th, 2020