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By Lisa Robertson

Recite your poem on your aunt.
I threw myself to the ground.
Where have been you within the night?
In a college 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? the following 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 considering, including rivers and forests. yet in those poems' landscapes, the time of nature is inherently political. Now merely time is wild, and simply time — embodied the following in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences — can tell.



"Robertson proves difficult 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 manhattan Times

"Robertson makes mind seductive; simply her poetry may well flip swooning right into a serious 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 manhattan instances' 100 outstanding Books. She lives in France.

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