Instructions for Preparing Your Skin
Published by Ahninga Press, 2013
Ariana Nadia Nash’s Instructions for Preparing Your Skin is an exquisitely passionate first book. Mostly I am struck by the lyrical frankness of the poems, and how they sustain an uncanny purity and yet are totally down to earth. — Malena Mörling
Instructions for Preparing Your Skin is a startling book in which so much is at stake…There is no way to prepare for these striking poems that strike against any temporary assuredness we may have about our bodies and each other. Instructions for Preparing Your Skin is candid, revelatory, and uncompromising in its vision.
— Denise Duhamel, judge, 2011 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
Our Blood Is Singing
Published by Damask Press, 2012
Ariana Nadia Nash’s Our Blood Is Singing is a sustained meditation on motherhood, loss and sexuality. She moves through traditional and open forms with virtuosity and delicacy. In a limited edition of 100 copies. Purchase here.