Ahsahta Press, 2011
Lisa Fishman's fourth collection of poetry employs multiple acts
of archiving. While sections of the book offer a glimpse of
records from the past, in the form of found notebooks and
other historical ephemera, there is much about the collection
that feels wholly experiential, presented through task
lists, recipes, and the smallest moments from domestic scenes.
The midwestern setting of the text, its spareness, and
particularity offer an intimacy that feels akin to the work of
Lorine Niedecker. The added layer of a continual push at the
boundaries of time and space further establishes the generous
experimental lyric that has come to be Fishman's signature.