Ariana Reines, United States

(c) Elka Krajewska

Ariana Reines, born 1982 in Salem, Massachusetts, is a poet, playwright and translator. Her work is visionary and politically engaged. In her poems she deals with gender roles, violence and desire. Her debut, The Cow, which was awarded the Alberta Prize, cemented her reputation as an individual and radical poet. It has been followed by nine further books of verse. For her latest book, A Sand Book, she recently won the lucrative Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Reines has taught at Columbia University and the European Graduate School.

Publications (Selection):
The Cow. Fence Books, 2006
Coeur de Lion. Mal-O-Mar, 2007
Mercury. Fence Books, 2011
The Origin Of The World. Semiotext(e), 2014
Ramayana. The Song Cave, 2015
Tiffany’s Poems. The Song Cave, 2015
A Sand Book. Tin House, 2019

Telephone, 2009
Miss St.’s Hieroglyphic Suffering, 2009
Lorna, 2013

2006 Winner of the Alberta Prize for „The Cow“
2013 Judge of the National Poetry Series
2014 Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University
2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

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