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 belonging if. The world of the poem's imagination is like Peirce's cave without walls. Our boundary disks fly out at will, expand.
Lisa Samuels has a PhD from the University of Virginia and currently teaches at The University of Auckland in Aotearoa/New Zealand. She has published four chapbooks and several books, most recently Mama Mortality Corridos (Holloway, 2010), Gender City (Shearsman, 2011), WILD DIALECTICS (Shearsman, 2012), ANTI M (Chax Press, 2013), SYMPHONY FOR HUMAN TRANSPORT (Shearsman, 2017), and FOREIGN NATIVE (Black Radish Books, 2018). She is also the author of essays and edited work in poetry, theory, and critical practice, and has produced a 2- CD recording with soundscapes of her 2009 book TOMORROWLAND (Shearsman).Author City: AUCKLAND NZL