XEclogue by Lisa Robertson

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Poetry. Poetics. This book is a reprint of the popular 1993 Tsunami title by the author of DEBBIE: AN EPIC. Part manifesto, part dramatic dialogue, part epistolary prose, XEclogue jams the categories of Woman and Nature, inventing necessary fantasies of history and place. [Robertson] slams open the shutters of these poems ... This is young, fresh work, full of startling assertions ... She's a brave and eloquent composer. -- Billy Little, Boo Magazine. I want to tell you about the hegemony of my supple extensions. My pliant starlets float like symptoms. They float in the indicative case, flinging accusations, insults, blasphemies and curses. They're cerebral and illegal . . . (Ecologue Five, Phantasie . . . Four p.m.)
 

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Lisa Robertson (born on July 22 1961) in Toronto is a CanadiLisa Robertson (born on July 22 1961) in Toronto is a Canadian poet who currently lives in Oakland. In 1979, she moved tan poet who currently lives in Oakland. In 1979, she moved to British Columbia, where she remained for twenty-three yearo British Columbia, where she remained for twenty-three years. During her time there, she was a member of The Kootenay Ss. During her time there, she was a member of The Kootenay School of Writing, which is a non-profit society that offers chool of Writing, which is a non-profit society that offers an alternative to the mainstream pedagogy of most Canadian uan alternative to the mainstream pedagogy of most Canadian universities. Although it is not necessarily acknowledged as niversities. Although it is not necessarily acknowledged as much as her ties to The Kootenay School of Writing, she was much as her ties to The Kootenay School of Writing, she was integrally involved in Vancouver's art scene. Robertson is aintegrally involved in Vancouver's art scene. Robertson is an honorary board member of Artspeak Gallery. She has writtenn honorary board member of Artspeak Gallery. She has written on and reviewed exhibitions and pieces by Kelly Wood, Rober on and reviewed exhibitions and pieces by Kelly Wood, Robert Garcet, Liz Magor, Allyson Clay, Kathy Slade, and Hadley+Mt Garcet, Liz Magor, Allyson Clay, Kathy Slade, and Hadley+Maxwell, among others. She has also written on architecture aaxwell, among others. She has also written on architecture and sites in British Columbia, such as New Brighton Park and nd sites in British Columbia, such as New Brighton Park and Value Village. Robertson contributed the "Beneath the PaviliValue Village. Robertson contributed the "Beneath the Pavilions" column to Mix from 1997-1999. She co-edited the poetry ons" column to Mix from 1997-1999. She co-edited the poetry journal Raddle Moon with Susan Clark in Vancouver, and has wjournal Raddle Moon with Susan Clark in Vancouver, and has worked as an arts journalist, a book seller, a copy editor, aorked as an arts journalist, a book seller, a copy editor, an astrologer, a guest lecturer, and an essayist. She has wrin astrologer, a guest lecturer, and an essayist. She has written on the work of Robin Blaser, Denise Riley, Dionne Brandtten on the work of Robin Blaser, Denise Riley, Dionne Brand, Peter Culley, Ted Berrigan, John Clare, Lorine Niedecker, , Peter Culley, Ted Berrigan, John Clare, Lorine Niedecker, Pauline Reage, Michele Bernstein and Albertine Sarrazin. In Pauline Reage, Michele Bernstein and Albertine Sarrazin. In 2006, she was a judge of the Griffin Poetry Prize and Hollow2006, she was a judge of the Griffin Poetry Prize and Holloway poet-in-residence at UC Berkeley. Currently she is artistay poet-in-residence at UC Berkeley. Currently she is artist-in-residence at California College of the Arts, in San Fran-in-residence at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco cisco
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Tsunami Editions. 82 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's a delightfully complicated rhetorical frame, one that easily supports Robertson's serious investigation of her terms, and outbursts such as this of Lady M's, from ""Cathexis"": ""I tumble in the luminous musculature/ of an ideology/ Swift and pretty, enclosed as the edged-zest/ Crossed-sex j...

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