Ariana Reines: A Sand Book
Friday September 13: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
Deadpan, epic, and searingly charismatic, A Sand Book is at once relatable and out-of-this-world. In poems tracking climate change, bystanderism, state murder, sexual trauma, shopping, ghosting, love, and the transcendent shock of prophecy, A Sand Book chronicles new dimensions of consciousness for our strange and desperate times. What does the destruction of our soil have to do with the weather in the human soul? From sand in the gizzards of birds to the iridescence on the surface of spilt oil, from sand storms on Mars to our internet-addicted present, from the desertifying mountains of Haiti to Sandy Hook to Hurricane Sandy to Sandra Bland, A Sand Book is both a travelogue and a book of mourning. In her long-anticipated follow-up to Mercury, Ariana Reines has written her most ambitious, visceral, and satisfying work to date.
Join us on the second floor as Ariana shares and signs her book with CAConrad, Zoe Brezsny and Rob Brezsny!
Ariana Reines is the author of four poetry collections and the Obie-winning play "Telephone." She has created performances and art projects for the Whitney Museum, Works+Process at the Guggenheim, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, and more, and has taught poetry at many institutions, including Columbia, Yale, NYU, and UC Berkeley, where she was the Holloway poet. Recently a Macdowell Fellow, a Dora Maar Fellow, and a poet in residence at the T.S. Eliot House, she performs frequently around the world. Her newest collection, A Sand Book, is now available from Tin House Books.
CAConrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow, and the author of 9 books of poetry and essays. While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), received the 2018 Lambda Award. A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award. Their work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish and German. They teach regularly at Columbia University in NYC, and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam and their poetry can be found online at http://bit.ly/88CAConrad
Rob Brezsny writes "Free Will Astrology," a syndicated weekly column that appears in over 100 publications all over North America, as well as in translation in France and Italy.
Zoe Brezsny is a poet and organizer from the Bay Area based in New York. Her chapbook Earthworks was published by Land and Sea Press in 2019. Recent curatorial endeavors include Parallax, a reading series of contemporary poetry held at Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Brezsny plays a mix of spoken word, international pop, and Youtube black-hole songs on her weekly radio show on WFMU 91.1 FM.