By Lisa Robertson
I threw myself to the ground.
Where have been you within the night?
In a faculty one of the pines.
What was once the which means of the dream?
Organs, hormones, pollution, lesions: what's a physique? In 3 Summers, Lisa Robertson takes up her past issues with shape and literary precedent, and turns towards the timeliness of embodiment. what's form's time? right here the shape of existence referred to as a poem speaks with the body's mortality, its thickness, its play. the ten poem-sequences in 3 Summers inflect a historical past of textual voices Lucretius, Marx, Aby Warburg, Deleuze, the Sogdian Sutras in a lyricism that insists on research and rebel, 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 pondering, which include rivers and forests. yet in those poems' landscapes, the time of nature is inherently political. Now in simple terms time is wild, and in simple terms time embodied right here in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences can tell.
"Robertson proves demanding to provide an explanation for yet effortless to take pleasure in. . . . 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 well 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 workplace for gentle Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named one in all The big apple instances' 100 remarkable Books. She lives in France.
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