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By Lisa Robertson

I wished narrative to be an image of distances ringed in purple.

Then i needed it to be digital fields exempt from sentiment.

Then i wished it to be the sufferer elaboration of my senses.

The boldly unique Canadian poet Lisa Robertson has acquired excessive compliment for the uncompromising intelligence and elegance of her poetry. In R’s Boat, she brings us to the crossroads of poetry, idea, the physique, and cultural feedback. those poems convey clean vehemence to Robertson’s ongoing exam of the altering form of feminism, the male-dominated philosophical culture, the day-by-day types of discourse, and the chances of language itself.

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Eighty one This web page deliberately left clean Acknowledgements types of those poems have been released within the chapbooks Rousseau’s Boat (Nomados) and A Cuff (Back Room) and within the journals Chicago evaluation, Capilano evaluation, Pilot, Crayon, and McSweeney’s. My due to the editors. i'm indebted to the Canada Council for the humanities, which supported the writing of this ebook with a beneficiant supply. eighty four poet ry via lisa robertson The Apothecary XEclogue Debbie: An Epic the elements Rousseau’s Boat the boys Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip an d essays Occasional paintings and 7 Walks from the workplace for delicate structure n ew californ i a poet ry edited by way of Robert Hass Calvin Bedient Brenda Hillman Forrest Gander For, by way of Carol Snow Enola homosexual, by means of Mark Levine chosen Poems, by way of Fanny Howe drowsing with the Dictionary, via Harryette Mullen Commons, by way of Myung Mi Kim The weapons and Flags undertaking, by way of Geoffrey G. O’Brien long past, through Fanny Howe Why/Why no longer, via Martha Ronk A Carnage within the Lovetrees, by way of Richard Greenfield The Seventy Prepositions, via Carol Snow now not Even Then, by means of Brian Blanchfield evidence for viewers, by way of Srikanth Reddy climate Eye Open, by means of Sarah Gridley topic, by means of Laura Mullen This Connection of every person with Lungs, by way of Juliana Spahr The Totality for children, via Joshua Clover The Wilds, by way of Mark Levine i admire Artists, via Mei-mei Berssenbrugge damage. , through Steve Willard eco-friendly and grey, via Geoffrey G. O’Brien The Age of Huts (compleat), by way of Ron Silliman chosen Poems, 1974–2006: it’s pass in horizontal, by means of Leslie Scalapino rimertown/an atlas, through Laura Walker Ours, by way of Cole Swensen Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems, through David Lau Sight Map: Poems, by way of Brian Teare Transcendental reports: A Trilogy, via Keith Waldrop R’s Boat, by means of Lisa Robertson eco-friendly is the Orator, by means of Sarah Gridley Writing the Silences, by means of Richard O.

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