Ariana Reines

Ariana Reines is a poet and playwright from Salem, Massachusetts. She holds degrees from Barnard College and the European Graduate School, with additional graduate work at Columbia University and Harvard Divinity School.

Reines is the author of four poetry collections, most recently A Sand Book (Tin House Books, 2019), winner of the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and long-listed for the National Book Award. Her 2009 play Telephone won two Obies and has been translated into French, New Norwegian (Nynorsk), and Turkish.

Reines has created performances for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Swiss Institute, Le Mouvement Biel/Bienne, and Performance Space New York, among other cultural institutions. She has taught poetry at various colleges and universities, including the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia, Tufts University, New York University, and Scripps College. In 2020, Reines created Invisible College, a fugitive online study hall for poetry and sacred texts.