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 sonnet as its anchor note, the symphony blends the machine's body and the garden, crash and after-sound.
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.Author City: AUCKLAND NZL