Aaron Giovannone reading from The Nonnets at the Book*hug Spring 2018 Launch

Compulsively confessional and cracking wise, The Nonnets is an utterly unique alchemy of poetry and comedy.

Aaron Giovannone’s latest collection is a book-length sequence of “nonnets”—nine-line poems that Giovannone handles with ruthless dexterity. Capturing transformations from first dates to goodbye texts, from mama’s boy to unrepentant shoplifter, from post-industrial downtown to eleventh-century Italian monastery, these poems present a kaleidoscopic world that careens wildly between despair and ecstasy.