Dirty and full of alchemy and dark magic, sex and unrequited love and requited hate and also self-hatred and self-love, Ariana Reines' messages and incantations have the permanence of all great art and catchy radio jingles: they seem always to have existed. Whether the "I" in these poems is cleaning her room, traversing a desert in her mind, giving a blow job, watching a terrible movie or thinking about God, death, Shakespeare or Haiti, she is always riveting and always saying something new.
Ariana Reines is the author of three books of poetry, a play and several translations. She has taught at Columbia and UC Berkeley. She maintained a Tumblr for a year but now it is dead.
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