Poetry. Composed in the direct, accessible, consciousness-piercing style readers of Ariana Reines's first two books are wildly enamored of, MERCURY comprises a group of long poems. These interlocking works speak to the substance and essence of what is said, transmitted, transacted, "communicated" between persons. Reines proposes that substance and essence are opposites, and explores this in contexts including commercial cinema and internet porn.
"This astonishing young poet—still in her twenties—is surely destined to be one of the crucial voices of her generation."—Michael Silverblatt, Bookworm
Ariana Reines's play Telephone was commissioned and produced by the Foundry Theatre in 2009, with two Obie™ Awards and wide acclaim. She became the youngest-ever Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at UC Berkeley in 2009. Reines is the author of MERCURY, CŒUR DE LION, and THE COW, and has translated several books from the French for Mal-O-Mar and Semiotext(e). A native of Salem, Massachusetts, she currently divides her time.
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