Anybody: Poems

$15.95

SKU: 9780393355444
Author: Banias, Ari
Publication Date: 03/20/2018
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Description

In Anybody, Ari Banias takes up questions of recognition and belonging: how boundaries are drawn and managed, the ways he and she, us and them, here and elsewhere are kept separate, and at what cost identities and selves are forged. Moving through iconic and imagined landscapes, Anybody confronts the strangeness of being alive and of being a restlessly gendered, queer, emotive body. Wherever the poet turns–the cruising spaces of Fire Island, a city lake, a Greek island, a bodega-turned-coffee-shop–he finds the charge of boundedness and signification, the implications of what it means to be a this instead of a that. Witty, tender, and original, these poems pierce the constructs that define our lives.