Thursday, February 9, 2017

Plex by Lisa Robertson

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February 9, 2017


Lisa Robertson

About This Poem


"'Plex' is an epithalamium written to help celebrate the summer wedding of Sara Marcus and Roy Scranton. Sara says: 'At the mic on the town common, we traded stanzas. We read the final lines in unison. We named everyone wildrose. Everyone bloomed. We stomped the wide old plank floors in the town hall; I did a cartwheel at some point; we circled and spiraled and lifted; we made an ecstatic caesura that lasted all weekend.'"
—Lisa Robertson


Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet who lives in France. Her most recent book of poems is 3 Summers (Coach House Books, 2016).

Poetry by Robertson


3 Summers

(Coach House Books, 2016)

"A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns


"Asphodel, That Greeny Flower [excerpt]" by William Carlos Williams


"from Poem in the Shape of a Rose" by Stephen Sartarelli




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