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Author: Lisa Samuels

Lisa Samuels is the author of seventeen books of poetry, memoir, and prose-mostly poetry—including ANTI M (Chax Press, 2013), Tender Girl (Dusie, 2015), SYMPHONY FOR HUMAN TRANSPORT (Shearsman Books, 2017), FOREIGN NATIVE (Black Radish Books, 2018), and THE LONG WHITE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING (Chax Press, 2019). She also publishes essays and edited work, and sound and video work, and recently has been involved with visual art and with film (TOMORROWLAND, 2017, based on Lisa's 2009 book and directed by Wes Tank). Born in the US, Lisa has also lived in Sweden, Israel/Palestine, Yemen, Malaysia, Spain, and since 2006 in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Anti M
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Anti M

Chax Press

Poetry. "Lisa Samuels' beautiful ANTI M is a delicate, dark, expansive, and obviously elliptical text that explores not the opposite but the obverse side of memory. In ANTI M, memories are broken apart and intensified, they have become charged parti...

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Foreign Native
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Foreign Native

Black Radish Books

Poetry. A foreign native lives attentive to ifs. These poems are bodies walking out news, sound tracers, raw history in civic flesh, theaters of identity and talks in love. Poetry is a foreign native in our plans for language; it makes paradoxes of ...

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The Invention of Culture
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The Invention of Culture

Shearsman Books

Poetry. THE INVENTION OF CULTURE is the third full-length collection of poems by Lisa Samuels, whose second volume, Paradise for Everyone, also appeared with Shearsman. The poems in this new collection mix prosodic syncopation with prose syntax and ...

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The Long White Cloud of Unknowing

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The Long White Cloud of Unknowing

Chax Press

Poetry. Women's Studies. A woman with a suitcase of meat waits in a room for one day and into the night. Inside the room, language surrounds her. What is the stone phone, what images anchor her sentence? As heresy and authority intensify, she readie...

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Over Hear: six types of poetry experiment in Aotearoa/New Zealand
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Over Hear: six types of poetry experiment in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Tinfish Press

Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Lisa Samuels's long essay proposes an expansive set of definitions of six modes of experimental poetry in Aotearoa/New Zealand. An American poet, critic and scholar who has lived and worked in Auckland since ...

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The Seven Voices
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The Seven Voices

O Books

Poetry. "In THE SEVEN VOICES, 'each poem is an abstract correlative of a subjective experience, a "refraction journal." Everything means exactly what it says.' Lisa Samuels writes as if basing language on something it is not; or as if (all) language...

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Symphony for Human Transport
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Symphony for Human Transport

Shearsman Books

Poetry. This book records a sustained plunge into the imaginative elixir of a dream. The dream starts with a waking vision — "the door of the train flew open" — and continues as reverberations in the sensorium, the seat of felt thought. With the son...

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Tomorrowland
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Tomorrowland

Shearsman Books

Poetry. TOMORROWLAND is a book-length poem of bodily transit and colonial forgetting. Its names and events perpetually arrive in a new world, whose versions here combine promised lands and historical suicide. Eula moves among these real and imagined...

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Wild Dialectics
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Wild Dialectics

Shearsman Books

Poetry. This poetry unhinges the sensible cultural body and activates other oscillations of the sensible, which chime with acts of love and political subjects resuturing what are given to be facts. The poems are verbal machineries of encounter, brai...

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