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Mercury - Ariana Reines

Paperback Published: 6th December 2011
ISBN: 9781934200476
Number Of Pages: 236

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“This astonishing young poet—still in her twenties—is 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
I’m alive
I have this hair helmet on
I’m so alive
I say yes to the megaplex
You say it’s awful isn’t it awful
I say yeah
So what. Something sentimental
This place
I agree
Huge
We’re gonna go into the movie
. . .
The day is long enough
The day is long enough
The day is so long enough

To contain all this and more


ISBN: 9781934200476
ISBN-10: 1934200476
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 6th December 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48

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