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 Annie Reiner is a multifaceted artist – poet, painter, singer, playwright and writer – as well as a  psychoanalyst in private practice in Beverly Hills. She has written four books of poems, a book of short stories, and is the author/illustrator of four children’s books. She has won awards for her poetry and short stories, and one of her children’s stories won the Parent’s Choice Award for Best Audio of 1996. Her psychoanalytic writings have been published in many psychoanalytic journals and anthologies and her book, The Quest For Conscience and The Birth of the Mind (Karnac Books, 2009) was published last year. Her new book, Bion & Being: Passion and the Creative Mind, will be published in Sept. 2011.  Annie’s brand new CD of songs, Rhythm & Reiner, is available through her website – 

The Insane Man

The crazy man flapped his wings
but found he couldn’t fly. 
It was a long time coming.
Most people walk in measured gaits
with pleasant smiles,
they never even try to fly
so they never know they can’t,
or that they want to
or need to,
and if they don’t
they will go insane.

from Beyond Rhyme & Reason
(2002, Red Dancefloor Press)


The Soul

It’s a huge party
where the music plays silently.
Everybody wears a hat.
Everybody’s hats have feathers.
Everybody exchanges feathers
and dreams pass back and forth.
Thoughts ripple
in an ocean of wine
where mind is the absence of mind.
The living and the dead mingle
as equals.
Those who are absent are loved,
making them 
When the dance begins
a storm of plumes
blows around the room.
Everybody is blind.
Everybody suddenly smiles
as each feather settles back
in its original hat.

from Mind Your Head



Nothing is more


than this poem
and this poem


no longer important

from The Naked I

© 2010 Annie Reiner


Annie Reiner is a poet, and a fine poet at that.
--Maya Angelou

Reiner has a richly comic imagination and brings a refreshingly light touch to matters of metaphysical and emotional confusion. 
--Publisher's Weekly

If Freud, Pirandello and Groucho Marx sat down to write a play together, this would be it.
--Mel Brooks

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