Tags: classics

The Weather (Lisa Robertson)

In The Weather Lisa Robertson engages with the pastoral genre of poetry, in order to draw attention to its architecture. The pastoral in art refers to the romanticization of  rural life — particularly the lives of farmers, shepherds, and other rural labourers — which results in unrealistic depictions of this life as extraordinarily idyllic. Pastoral […]

Float (Anne Carson)

Anne Carson’s Float consists of 22 chapbooks of varying lengths floating inside of a transparent slipcase. Little unites them, except perhaps the overall theme of a desire to refuse boundaries and “float” free from the constraints of convention. Loosely, the chapbooks could be grouped as poems, plays, and essays (of course, they blur between). The […]