Poet Lisa Robertson at St. John’s on Halloween!

Lisa Robertson reads from CINEMA OF THE PRESENT: (COACH HOUSE BOOKS)

11am-12 noon + Q&A on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st

What if the cinema of the present were a Möbius strip of language, a montage of statements and questions sutured together and gradually accumulating colour? Would the seams afford a new sensibility around the pronoun ‘you’? Would the precise words of philosophy, fashion, books, architecture and history animate a new vision, gestural and oblique? Is the kinetic pronoun cinema?

These and other questions are answered in the new long poem from acclaimed poet and essayist Lisa Robertson. The book is available with four different back covers, designed by artists Hadley+Maxwell.

Praise for Lisa Robertson:

‘Robertson proves hard to explain but easy to enjoy. . . . Dauntlessly and resourcefully intellectual, Robertson can also be playful or blunt. . . . She wields language expertly, even beautifully.’ —The New York Times

 

Institute for Writing Studies

St. John’s University

Queens Campus Library, 1st floor, right

sponsored by the ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

for more information call 646.734.4157   Lee Ann Brown

free and open to the community

LINKS:

http://www.chbooks.com/catalogue/cinema-present

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2014/09/publishers-weekly-reviews-lisa-robertsons-cinema-of-the-present/

Lisa’s also reading at PAGE POETRY PARLOR, Lee Ann Brown’s salon in Chelsea

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http://www.chbooks.com/events/oct-26-lisa-robertson-launches-cinema-present-page-poetry-parlor-new-york-2014-10-26

 

About Steve Mentz 650 Articles
I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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