Rimbaud And Wojnarowicz

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“The two men shared a romance with violence and danger. Rimbaud was shot in the wrist by his lover, Paul Verlaine, as he tried to break off their affair.

Wojnarowicz was shot at by a drag queen who mistook his knock at her door for the arrival of an unfaithful lover.”

At The Millions, a thoughtful inquiry about the parallels between David Wojnarowicz and Arthur Rimbaud.


Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →