About the Poems
by Aaron Belz
I usually try to reengineer clichés and jokes to make them less meaningful and funny. I like to recast mythical stories to make them less socially useful. Ironically, what I often come up with is more interesting texts that are, in the end, funny and meaningful. What they convey most clearly is an acute sense of loneliness and a belief that everything I've done will be forgotten when I'm dead. My favorite authors are Arnold Lobel and Wallace Stevens; I would like to eat pungent oranges and drink tear-water tea.