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"Aaron Shurin's He Stood is poem of the day on poet.org"

"He Stood," a poem from the collection Citizen, was selected as a "poem of the day" by the Academy of American Poets. 

-Academy of American Poets, poets.org Jul 2, 2013

Citizen is a finalist for the 82nd California Book Award in Poetry

Aaron Shurin's Citizen has been selected as a finalist in the poetry category for the the 82nd annual California Book Award Winners. 

-The Common Wealth Club of California Apr 17, 2013

Citizen is a finalist for the 32nd Northern California Book Award in Poetry

Aaron Shurin's Citizen has been nominated as a finalist in the category of poetry at the 32nd Northern California Book Awards. 

-Poetry Flash Apr 17, 2013

Aaron Shurin interviewed by "Words with Writers"

Interview with Aaron Shurin, author of Citizen, featured on WordswithWriters.com 

-Words with Writers Mar 31, 2013

"This Be the Verse 2012"

Aaron Shurin's "Citizen" is included in the best poetry books of 2012 list on Hyperallergic.

-Weekend Editors, Hyperallergic Dec 30, 2012

"The Best LGBT Books of 2012"

Citizen is noted on this list of best LGBT books with this quote from K.M. Soehnlein (author of Robin and Ruby):
"...Aaron Shurin, in Citizen, deliriously revels in sensual images, sly wisdom and rumbling pauses. Shurin's brilliant book—his eleventh—suggests how a lengthy career allows a poet the room to roam, stretching the limits of what his poems can be."

-K.M. Soehnlein, Band of Thebes Nov 29, 2012

"12 or 20 (second series) questions with Aaron Shurin"

Rob McLennan interviews Aaron Shurin.

-Rob McLennan, Rob McLennan's Blog Aug 21, 2012

"I Make You Make Me Sing"

Post-LSD romantic Aaron Shurin discusses the pleasure of embodied poetics with Christopher Hennessy.

-Poetry Foundation

Monday Poem: "Cool Dust"

The poem "Cool Dust" appears on The Write Question, a weekly literary program from Montana Public Radio that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western U.S.

-The Write Question Jun 18, 2012

"Inhabiting both sides: Aaron Shurin's correspondences"

Aaron Shurin discusses poetry and the impetus for the book Citizen.

-Lily Iona Mackenzie, Jacket2 Jun 4, 2012

Poems by Aaron Shurin

Three poems from Citizen, "Cool Dust," "Plume," and "Then," appear on the Poetry Foundation's website.

-The Poetry Foundation May 1, 2012

Interview & Reading on Poet as Radio: Part One

Aaron Shurin reads from and discusses his recent collection of prose poems, Citizen on POET AS RADIO, a weekly show co-hosted by Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas, and Delia Tramontina, airing Saturdays at 9am on KUSF In Exile.

-Poet As Radio, KUSF in Exile Feb 11, 2010

Interview & Reading on Poet as Radio: Part Two

Part two of Aaron Shurin's reading and discussion of his recent poems on weekly radio show Poet as Radio.

-Poet as Radio, KUSF in Exile Feb 8, 2012

Interview & Reading on Poet as Radio: Part Three

Part three of Aaron Shurin's reading and discussion of his recent poems on weekly radio show Poet as Radio.

-Poet as Radio, KUSF in Exile Feb 25, 2012

Interview & Reading on Poet as Radio: Part Four

Part Four of Aaron Shurin's reading and discussion of his recent poems on weekly radio show Poet as Radio.

-Poet as Radio, KUSF in Exile Mar 3, 2012

San Francisco Bay Guardian's "Great Author Readings"

Aaron Shurin included on San Francisco Bay Guardian's list of great writers to catch reading. He will be reading a selection from Citizen.

-San Francisco Bay Guardian Feb 22, 2012

"Adventure" Read on Audio Saucepan

"The Adventure," a poem from Citizen, was read on Audio Saucepan: The Heart of the Wood Episode on KSFR 101.1 FM Santa Fe Public Radio.

"Aaron Shurin, the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, uses witty, lyrical language to travel across the borders of cities and the boundaries of form,  crafting a complex and entirely readable vision of daily life as a citizen of the imagination."

-Lauren Camp, Audio Saucepan Jan 29, 2012

"Citizen" Mention in Literary Journal

Aaron Shurin's Citizen was mentioned in literary journal Prairie Schooner.

-Prairie Schooner Jan 10, 2012

Poetry Feature: Aaron Shurin

Read four poems from Aaron Shurin's latest collection of poetry, Citizen.

-Omnidawn Jun 14, 2011

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

Aaron Shurin's Citizen was mentioned on "Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin" of Poets & Writers.

-Poets & Writers Dec 31, 2011

Aaron Shurin - [Cowboy, don't] and other poems from "Citizen"

Aaron Shurin reads selected poems from his collection Citizen at the Switchback Issue 13 launch party at Dog Eared Books in the Mission, San Francisco.

-Switchback Live!, Vimeo May 2, 2011

Aaron Shurin reading at University Press Books.

Poet Aaron Shurin reads new work at University Press Books.

-Lucas M. Rivera, Vimeo Apr 22, 2010