A Sand Book (Paperback)

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This is a book of 12 poems that spans 396 pages. In one section the speaker expresses an anthropologist’s view of the end of the world, in another, a mother grocery shops while wondering why her automatic first reaction is to smile. The voice that guides the reader is part artistic curator, part invocation, part escape manifesto. Brutal, tactile, and vivid, I read a little of this book each morning and it makes me feel more awake than my coffee.

— Lafe

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Winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and longlisted for the National Book Award


Longlisted for the National Book Award


DEADPAN, EPIC, AND SEARINGLY CHARISMATIC, A Sand Book chronicles climate change and climate grief, gun violence and bystanderism, state violence and complicity, mourning and ecstasy, sex and love, and the transcendent shock of prophecy, tracking new dimensions of consciousness for our strange and desperate times.



About the Author


Ariana Reines is author of Mercury (2011) The Cow (2006) and Coeur de Lion (2007). Her play Telephone was produced at the Cherry Lane Theater and won several Obie awards. Reines was 2009 Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California Berkeley; she has taught master classes at Pomona College, the University of California Davis, and the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in New York, NY.

Praise For…


Her writing is queer and raunchy, raw and occult, seemingly never pulling away from her deepest vulnerabilities. Yet Reines simultaneously maintains a feeling of epic poetry, of ancient intention. She moves between worlds in search of the divine and the self.

Reines' wildly rewarding poems are connected through clarity of voice, generous irreverence, and seemingly limitless purview... it truly contains multitudes.
— Booklist (Starred Review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9781951142162
ISBN-10: 1951142160
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Pages: 323