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, pollution, 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 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 background of textual voices Lucretius, Marx, Aby Warburg, Deleuze, the Sogdian Sutras in a lyricism that insists on research and insurrection, 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, together with rivers and forests. yet in those poems' landscapes, the time of nature is inherently political. Now simply time is wild, and in simple terms time embodied the following in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences can tell.
"Robertson proves difficult 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 big apple Times
"Robertson makes mind seductive; basically her poetry may 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 workplace for gentle Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named one in every of The long island instances' 100 outstanding Books. She lives in France.
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