By Ari Banias
“Ari Banias is likely one of the top residing poets, and this ebook on your palms is our facts. Anybody is the braveness of a poet who trusts the energy of poetry to make room in our international for everybody.” —CAConrad
In Anybody, Ari Banias takes up questions of popularity and belonging: how barriers are drawn and controlled, the methods he and she, us and them, here and elsewhere are saved separate, and at what expense identities and selves are cast. relocating via iconic and imagined landscapes, Anybody confronts the strangeness of being alive and of being a restlessly gendered, queer, emotive physique. anyplace the poet turns—the cruising areas of fireplace Island, a urban lake, a Greek island, a bodega-turned-coffee-shop—he unearths the cost of boundedness and signification, the results of what it capability to be a this rather than a that. Witty, delicate, and unique, those poems pierce the constructs that outline our lives.
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