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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 faculty 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 previous 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 historical past 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, together with rivers and forests. yet in those poems' landscapes, the time of nature is inherently political. Now simply time is wild, and purely time — embodied right here in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences — can tell.

"Robertson proves not easy 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 long island Times

"Robertson makes mind seductive; simply her poetry may 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 place of work for delicate Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named certainly one of The ny instances' 100 remarkable Books. She lives in France.

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