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Magenta Soul Whip

Daniel Zomparelli

A few months after I read Magenta Soul Whip (Coach House), I went to a talk by Robertson. Her work is always grounded in theory and I wanted to find out more.

After a few beers, Lisa’s words were flying past me. I looked over at my friend’s notes and saw drawings of a dragon and some boots, and other doodles. By the end of the night I was certain Lisa was explaining her theories for the television series Lost.

Her ideas may go beyond my brain functions, but her poetry is still inspiring. Between the covers of this new book there is a mixture of philosophy, science and spirituality. The collection is exceptional in its ability to complicate through colliding philosophies and yet make the world luscious in words.

Soak up the language like a sponge, because it is juicy.

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