Flower Cart

Flower Cart 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 al

  • Title: Flower Cart
  • Author: Lisa Fishman
  • ISBN: 9781934103210
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thatPoetry 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 than one time.

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    1. KabbaLoom: Reading Lisa Fishman Upon first impression, Lisa Fishman’s _Flower Cart_ may appear to be somewhat inaccessible and scattered, due to its intellectual leaps, orientation-variations (horizontal and vertical) and multimedia-feel insertions. However, through further exploration, the collection is, both, extremely intuitive and strategic. Fishman displays a clear understanding and mastery of language and syntax through her use of repetition and the evolution of words (including referenc [...]

    2. I was introduced to this book by a poet. It's an innovative collection rife with beautiful (and startling) fragments of "found" poetry and buoyed by the author's wide-ranging, sharp-eyed sensibility. A very memorable book, and I look forward to reading more of Fishman's work.

    3. if lisa fishman’s book is a flower cart, than the poems inside are not bouquets but assemblies of stamens, pistils, petals and photosynthesis. they are reconstituted confetti.

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