By Lisa Robertson
I threw myself to the ground.
Where have been you within the night?
In a college one of the pines.
What used to be the that means of the dream?
Organs, hormones, pollutants, lesions: what's a physique? In 3 Summers, Lisa Robertson takes up her past matters with shape and literary precedent, and turns towards the timeliness of embodiment. what's form's time? right here the shape of existence known as a poem speaks with the body's mortality, its thickness, its play. the ten poem-sequences in 3 Summers inflect a heritage of textual voices Lucretius, Marx, Aby Warburg, Deleuze, the Sogdian Sutras in a lyricism that insists on research and rebellion, in addition to the pleasures of description. The poet explores the mysterious oddness of the physique, its languor and endurance, to check the way it shapes the materiality of pondering, consisting of rivers and forests. yet in those poems' landscapes, the time of nature is inherently political. Now purely time is wild, and in simple terms time embodied the following in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences can tell.
"Robertson proves difficult to give an explanation for yet effortless to get pleasure from. . . . Dauntlessly and resourcefully highbrow, Robertson is additionally playful or blunt. . . . She wields language expertly, even beautifully."The manhattan Times
"Robertson makes mind seductive; purely her poetry may perhaps flip swooning right into a severe gesture." The Village Voice
Lisa Robertson's books contain Cinema of the Present, Debbie: An Epic, The Men, The Weather, R's Boat and Occasional Works and 7 Walks from the place of work for tender Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named one in all The ny occasions' 100 awesome Books. She lives in France.
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