Coeur de Lion
"Now that I am not addressing you
But the "you" of poetry
I am probably doing something horrible and destructive.
But this "I" is the I of poetry
And it should be able to do more than I can do."
Just a few months after the publication of her prize-winning, instant classic debut "The Cow," Ariana Reines self-published this stunning book-length poem, now a cult object among readers of truly contemporary poetry. "Coeur de Lion" is an intensely personal, monologic meditation on longing, sex, and love between a speaker and the object of all her passions, which include thinking and writing.