Monday, April 16, 2012

new from above/ground press: On Physical Real Beginning and What Happens Next by Lisa Robertson

On Physical Real Beginning and What Happens Next
Lisa Robertson

go Venus go vernal go turning go
darling by folding sky by buoyant kiss

by plenty (I lie in bed and read Marx)
by secret breezes twisting, contriving

by boulevards by cattle by a springle
a springald a springet rise agile from

water, go down modern to the natal
turn by rapacious meetings by luminous

flowers-- take with you the eagerness of
my submission to the proliferate

immaterial discipline also
called speech as the political feeling

lusts for public light by engorged
rivers by populated foliage

by veering campus the cry of desire
a morning blackbird in the city entirely

secular and generative and I
can’t curtail my life.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
April 2012
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Lisa Robertson was born in Toronto and lives in France. Bookthug has just published her new book of essays, Nilling.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 402 McLeod St #3, Ottawa ON K2P 1A6 or paypal at

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