Her books of poetry include The Cow (), which won the Alberta Prize from playwright, and translator Ariana Reines earned a BA from Barnard College. The Cow by Ariana Reines, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Daisy Lafarge. [Spoiler alert: discusses later scenes of the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie]. “I’m gonna bash your little head in.

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If you’re looking for an intellectual edge in your poetry, this is it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But while I liked the premise, this book was executed in a way that took itself SO se I wanted to like this book.

This reinees for fascinating extremism in thought and sometimes helps me understand my crappy self. The last quarter of the book does permit something approximating gentleness to appear. As well as writing, performing and teaching, Reines is also a medievalist and professional astrologer; the mystical intertwining of which go some way towards understanding her sibylline poetics that shift fluidly between multiple styles, epochs and registers:.

Preview — The Cow by Ariana Reines.

The Historical paw-print: thoughts on Ariana Reines’s The Cow

Jan 06, Kevin rated it it was ok. The Danger of Sucking. Carrie bears what is left of the pig all the way home; it drips from the crown of her reiines like holy oil. This meant that to some extent, you rwines what you see ; that you could be infected by looking at the wrong thing.


Because anybody can be infected by anything. I work a dayjob that I do not like but that is sometimes interesting. Maybe you don’t need an I. Oct 17, mis fit rated it really liked it Shelves: Now we are going one step further to become completely ad-free. The relationship that Reines invokes here is one often overlooked, th without which the sprawl of civilisation we find ourselves in would be unthinkable cf. Using such a vague word as beauty requires a corresponding concreteness.

We are committed to staying free for all our readers. The inclusion of BSE was masterfully done, and in no way underplays the irony of a disease that consumes the brain because livestock had been made to consume other animals in a strange mindfuck twist on the circle of life.

I can’t help thinking that the This is one of the more disturbing and disgusting books of poetry I’ve ever read. What does poesy care. The poem accelerates with a manifesto-like ardency: They are apathetic and sad like Americans, but perhaps they are more traditional and bourgeois in their ideals, and this makes them easy to insult.

Children sing for Alex Chilton — thoughts on Michael Robbins. Consider vomit and velleity. The cow does not eat protein, she makes it.

Grafts of text are lifted from sources as diverse as veterinary journals; the King James Bible; the writings of Baudelaire; Proust; Rilke; Deleuze and Guattari — amongst others — to permeate the poems in both sections.

But what has all this got to do with poetry? In both cases, the feedback loop is profoundly physical. Style in literature can make itself sound like it is the plain and pure truth and this is because the author wants to clobber you with the authority of the plain and pure truth he or she is emitting.


About Store Membership Print Archive. Quotes from The Cow. This text is filthy and fertilized, thw and emptying, filling and emptying, atrocious and politic with meaning.

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reies The book is peppered with such lines as: We have cobbled up the bank, as well as the cathedral, the state as well as the church. Want to be infinity. Weekly Poetry Newsletter Boston Events: Sacrifice has sacred utility. French literature is at work, secret or overt, in a lot of American literature.

Merve EmreDeborah Chasman. Perhaps those who like poetry or sausage should not watch it being made.

The Cow – Ariana Reines – Google Books

You’ve consumed all those who came before you and as a result you carry their remains in you and your brain is full of holes. And yet for all its linguistic loftiness; the poem has always arrived in a material world. Ariana Reines is a lover with the heart of a hopelessly perverted astronomer and the brain of a leopard and the soul of a magician on crack.