Ariana Reines is a poet, playwright, and translator. Born in Salem, Massachusetts and now living in Queens, she has written nine books of poetry, including her most recent work A Sand Book (2019). Ariana is known for her interest in bodily experience, the occult, and new media. Ariana was named one of Flavorwire's 100 Best Living Writers and "a crucial voice of her generation". She has translated multiple books, including Baudelaire’s My Heart Laid Bare (Mal-O-Mar, 2009). Reines was awarded the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award in 2020. She has taught at Columbia University and the European Graduate School, where she studied literature, performance, and philosophy.