In just 12 brief sections, forthcoming Timeless author Ted Rees writes an incisive, erotic piece on Lisa Robertson's pedagogy. and language's role in violence, vulnerability, collectivity, and the "potent failure" of both pleasure and revolution. Here's a teaser from "To Make A Livid on Philosophy":
6. Someone asks the question: what is the point of writing poetry? The room stutters. Adnan's "impossible rememberance," to quote Donovan again, has very purposefully barged into the lie of the neoliberal university's program, throwing into doubt our reasons for being in it, much less being at all.
7. Here is when Lisa Robertson said that "we must continue to write in order to resist the language of genocide." The gasps for air are remarkable even in memory.
You can pre-order Ted Rees' book In Brazen Fontanelle Aflame here. And save the date for the Oakland book release 4:30-8:30pm at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park on Sunday July 1st!