“Not since Sylvia Plath…


…has a poet indulged an orgy of self-speculation of these proportions.”

At The Boston Review, B.K. Fischer takes a close look at Rumpus contributor Ariana Reines’ poetry of the erotic sublime, focusing on her two recent collections, Cœur de Lion and Mercury. Fischer draws out Reines’ recurring exploration of the “fundamental sources” of grief, and celebrates her “theoretical chops.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →