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Lisa Robertson

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Lisa Robertson is the author of numerous books of poems, including R's Boat (University of California Press, 2010). She teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Germany.

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You step from the bus into a sequencing tool that is moist and carries the scent of

      quince

You move among the eight banner-like elements and continue to the edges of either

     an object or a convention

And in Cascadia also

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It was a clandestine winter of television;
We were so tired of the fashion blogs.

The moist world was doing what it could
To think at pinkish dusk.

I say this from the position of having already been emptied
That summer I heard the chora in the beergarden.