Poetry. Taking its title from a sign outside the BART station in Oakland, California, FLOWER CART finds, makes, documents, pieces together, and steps out of the way of language at ground level. Being alive in acts of reading is writing in Fishman's fourth book, where the materiality of words, weather, plantlife, handwriting, and decay are engrafted in a hybrid ecology that is archival and lyric. The book's archival impulse lies in its attention to stray bodies of speech and text that Fishman does not alter but presents as interfused with her own sensibility (materially lyric), her location (rural Midwest), and the forms and rhythms of being here at this time that is more than one time.
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Lisa Fishman is the author of MAD WORLD, MAD KINGS, MAD COMPOSITION (Wave Books, 2020), 24 PAGES AND OTHER POEMS (Wave, 2015), FLOWER CART (Ahsahta Press, 2011), Current (Parlor Press, 2011), THE HAPPINESS EXPERIMENT (Ahsahta, 2009), and DEAR, RED (Ashsahta Press, 2002). A North American writer (US and Canadian), Fishman is working on dividing her time between Wisconsin, where she currently lives, and somewhere across the border.Author City: ORFORDVILLE, WI USA