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By Lisa Robertson

Recite your poem for your aunt.
I threw myself to the ground.
Where have been you within the night?
In a faculty one of the pines.
What was once the that 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 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, along with rivers and forests. yet in those poems' landscapes, the time of nature is inherently political. Now in basic terms time is wild, and basically time — embodied the following in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences — can tell.



"Robertson proves tough to give an explanation for yet effortless to take pleasure in. . . . 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 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 smooth Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named considered one of The big apple occasions' 100 extraordinary Books. She lives in France.

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