This audio was recorded May 12, 2014 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.
Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow (Alberta Prize 2006), Coeur de Lion (2007), Mercury (2011), Thursday (2012), and The Origin of the World (2014) written for Semiotext(e)'s contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial. TELEPHONE (2009), an Obie-winning play, was commissioned and produced by The Foundry Theatre. Other theatrical works include LORNA (2013) and MORTAL KOMBAT (2014), both written and performed with Jim Fletcher. Reines has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, The New School and has led ANCIENT EVENINGS, an experiment in liturgical reading, for two seasons in New York. In Fall 2014, Reines will be a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Ariana Reines, please click here.