By Lisa Robertson

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 past issues with shape and literary precedent, and turns towards the timeliness of embodiment. what's form's time? the following the shape of lifestyles known as a poem speaks with the body's mortality, its thickness, its play. the ten poem-sequences in 3 Summers inflect a heritage 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 endurance, 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 in simple terms time is wild, and in basic terms time — embodied right here in Lisa Robertson’s forceful cadences — can tell.



"Robertson proves not easy 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; in basic terms her poetry may perhaps 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 smooth Architecture. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip was named one in all The big apple occasions' 100 awesome Books. She lives in France.

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Recite your poem in your aunt. I threw myself to the floor. the place have been you within the evening? In a faculty one of the pines. What was once the that means of the dream? Organs, hormones, pollution, lesions: what's a physique? In three Summers, Lisa Robertson takes up her previous matters with shape and literary precedent, and turns towards the timeliness of embodiment.

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