I Want Nothing But You In The World
Spuyten Duyvil (October 27, 2015)
"Write down everything that occurs to you, says the priest, or the doctor, or my sixth grade teacher. Or my friend who told me, Don’t worry, I won’t forget about you when I’ve made a lot of money and can really afford to forget about you. That’s what friendship is all about."
"Christopher Reiner's stories or prose poems—I'm not sure how to classify them—are subtle and psychologically astute, fascinating. They draw you in with their apparent simplicity, but it is into a conundrum, a riddle just beyond your understanding. They leave you wanting more—not more from them, but more like them."
Rae Armantrout (Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 2010)
"A final flicker of starlight rifles through the room. I am disguised as whatever I appear to be. Figure of desire and figure of time. Mask in arena. Ogling anchor again."