By Ari Banias
“Ari Banias is among the top dwelling poets, and this booklet on your palms is our evidence. Anybody is the braveness of a poet who trusts the power 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 fee 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. anywhere the poet turns—the cruising areas of fireplace Island, a urban lake, a Greek island, a bodega-turned-coffee-shop—he reveals the cost of boundedness and signification, the results of what it capability to be a this rather than a that. Witty, soft, and unique, those poems pierce the constructs that outline our lives.
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