This astonishing young poetstill in her twentiesis surely destined to be one of the crucial voices of her generation.Michael Silverblatt, Bookworm
Composed in the direct, accessible, consciousness-piercing style readers of Ariana Reines 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.
Your music makes me feel lonely Your music makes me feel lonely Your music Makes me feel lonely Picking a lemon Late at night My heart tightens I fear nature Your music makes me feel lonely I must be responsible for it Im alive I have this hair helmet on Im so alive I say yes to the megaplex You say its awful isnt it awful I say yeah So what. Something sentimental This place I agree Huge Were gonna go into the movie . . . The day is long enough The day is long enough The day is so long enough