New Yorker contributor John Kenney reads from "Love Poems for Married People," which NPR called "a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people."
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Listen to John Kenney on NPR here or below.
Read his interview, "Love Poems For Married People' Will Help Spice Things Up In The— Zzzzz," on NPR here.
Read an excerpt from the book below:
We are in the bedroom in our underpants.
Let's turn the lights down.
"Off," I guess, is the technical term.
Maybe try a towel under the door, where that sliver of light is coming in?
What if we just cuddle, and by cuddle I mean not actually touching—
Each of us at the far edge of our own side of the bed—
Then close our eyes for the next seven hours or so?
I like you.
About the Author
John Kenney is the author of Truth in Advertising, which won the Thurber Prize for American Humor, as well as the humorous collection Love Poems for Married People. He has worked for many years as a copywriter. He also has been a contributor to The New Yorker magazine since 1999. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.