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Praise for [sic]
(Frontenac House, 2010)
For Reimer, or for the text at this moment, the semantic shift from left-handed to politics (the left) and the body (the hand, getting laid) is never certain, but certainly always in play.
~Christine Stewart and Clint Burnham,
A rare young poet who can channel the energy given off by her personality into things greater than just MORE personality. Reimer lets it bleed into form, into cadence, into pace. The book wants you to read it cover-to-cover in, like, 30 minutes. A tough trick to pull off.
[sic] is a giddy, whimsical and expertly timed series of fake-outs and sucker punches. Corporatism, sexism and intellectual sloth all get brought out for questioning in a series of wild, gesticulating poems…Reimer’s voice is both dexterous and savvy.
~The Globe and Mail
Reimer’s poems are lyric but full of jarring leaps of logic, in a poetic of speed and erasure.
~ryan fitzpatrick, via 95BooksBlog
I highly recommend you pick up a copy. It has this raw quality to it that rages the reader. These political minded poems are quite smart in their subtle way of hitting a nerve.
Praise for that stays news
(Nomados Press Chapbook, 2011)
Nikki Reimer’s that stays news zings with a raucous riot of voices seen and heard to enact the tensions inherent in the unbearable contemporary moment. She takes apart privilege through “frenetic phronesis” to show how language is both the disease and the cure.
surfing the attention economy, our eyeballs stick to Nikki Reimer’s extractions from “this fierce global/ environment.” Her strategic refusal of “what liberalism has /wrought” questions pills, power, & people. This is the kind of PPP that might actually make space for the multitudes, rather than evict them.
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Praise for fist things first
(Wrinkle Press Chapbook, 2009)
The jerking and gyrating poetry in this collection imitates and challenges the jerking and gyrating body. Nikki Reimer permeates the “ing” with her lingual gymnastics and haemogoblin identities. Her poetry asks the question —whose body?—but never presumes to supply the absolute answer. Her words ring with convex refractions and shaved tornadoes and anklebone dust. In this chapbook, pronouns supersize the reader, yin and yang dissect hipbones, and eyelashes breathe.
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