Lisa Robertson's 3 Summers PDF

By Lisa Robertson

ISBN-10: 1552453308

ISBN-13: 9781552453308

Recite your poem for 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 issues with shape and literary precedent, and turns towards the timeliness of embodiment. what's form's time? the following the shape of existence known 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 endurance, to check the way it shapes the materiality of pondering, inclusive of 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 demanding to provide an explanation for yet effortless to get pleasure from. . . . Dauntlessly and resourcefully highbrow, Robertson can be 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 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 delicate Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named one among The ny instances' 100 extraordinary Books. She lives in France.

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