“[Rainer] gives equal weight, in line following line, to knee, hip, and floor”
“Ambiguity and power pool here”
Poems is a collection of never before published poems by choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. Full of wit and candor, they offer a window into the life and mind of one of America’s greatest living artists. Accompanying the poems is a selection of images curated by Rainer and an introduction by poet and critic Tim Griffin.
The enhanced e-book includes audio of Rainer reading five of the poems, an interview conducted by artist Paul Chan with Rainer about her process as an artist and poet, and a video excerpt of "Trio A" (1966), the legendary dance piece choreographed and performed by Rainer.