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Lisa Fishman's Current follows The Happiness Experiment (Ahsahta, 2007) further into an experience of time as theater, weather, myth, insect body, plantlife, transcription, synchrony, and figment. Her poems are pressed into argument and song by means of attention to the moment and to cross-currents of making, of music, over time. Current enacts a poetics of the uncanny in very close touch with the actual, creating a field of vibrations in which the possibilities and limitations of vision and art collide and change.
Praise for Lisa Fishman's work . . .
[H]er poems are consistently powerful in their close hewing to the physical world. —Publishers Weekly
"Part of what makes Fishman's work so pleasurable to read is the feeling of pure motion in the sounds and images [. . .], at once angular and wild, precise and hurtling." —Indiana Review
"Also implicit in Fishman's work is the idea that words are physical or material, that they come through sound from the body—are, in fact, part of the body." —How2
About the Author
Lisa Fishman lives in Orfordville and Madison, Wisconsin and teaches at Columbia College, Chicago. She is the author of three earlier books of poetry and most recently the chapbook, at the same time as scattering (Albion Books).