"Steeped in the hybrid and maximalist tradition of C.D. Wright, Bernadette Mayer, and Alice Notley, The Moan Wilds nevertheless forges a path so inimitable it becomes the very thumbprint of its author, which to me is the crowning achievement of any book worth its salt. Here Rayner has produced an indelible and unforgettable voice, full of heart, intelligence, hunger and a wildness that shakes us into new, hallucinatory order. In other words, it’s fucking awesome."
"The Moan Wilds is a queer feast."
Caroline Rayner is a writer and teacher from Virginia.
The Moan Wilds is a long poem and her long-awaited first book.