Thursday, May 11, 2017

“The Good Light" by Aaron Fagan

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May 11, 2017

The Good Light

Aaron Fagan

About This Poem


"It has been said there are only two subjects in art: Eros and Thanatos (love and death). Or a datamosh of Beaches and Häxan. It has also been said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. The poem's disposition is to transmogrify the ghoul factor I've witnessed in the wake of a friend's suicide (an artist and gallerist) and the pernicious nature of the romantic imagination into an adult version of love. The source of suffering is a desire for nouns to be other than what they are, the very essence of metaphor. A quantum sonnet seemed like the right stage for a dissolution of the senses."
—Aaron Fagan


Aaron Fagan is the author of Echo Train (Salt Publishing, 2010). He lives in Connecticut.

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(Salt Publishing, 2010)

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