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