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 which means of the dream?
Organs, hormones, pollutants, lesions: what's a physique? In 3 Summers, Lisa Robertson takes up her prior matters with shape and literary precedent, and turns towards the timeliness of embodiment. what's form's time? right here the shape of lifestyles referred to 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 patience, to check the way it shapes the materiality of considering, consisting of rivers and forests. yet in those poems' landscapes, the time of nature is inherently political. Now merely time is wild, and in simple terms time embodied right here in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences can tell.
"Robertson proves tough to provide an explanation for yet effortless to get pleasure from. . . . Dauntlessly and resourcefully highbrow, Robertson is also playful or blunt. . . . She wields language expertly, even beautifully."The big apple Times
"Robertson makes mind seductive; merely her poetry might flip swooning right into a serious gesture." The Village Voice
Lisa Robertson's books comprise 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 delicate Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named considered one of The big apple instances' 100 outstanding Books. She lives in France.
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