Friday, February 17, 2012

Aimless Reading: The R's, Part 17.3 (Lisa Robertson)

Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture
Robertson, Lisa
Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture


Purchased at Talking Leaves...Books.

I love these little books from Clear Cut Press. They're so nicely crafted. I especially love the little bound bookmark . Mine rests on page 197. I got pretty far in this book, I guess. I am pretty sure, though, that I also read the Seven Walks...section of the book, which begins on 223, which means I only missed 26 pages out of 271. I don't think I ever noticed that the index was actually "composed" by the late Stacy Doris. It's actually a pretty great index, as indexes go. Maybe that should be today's excerpt, in honor of the late poet, who I never met last week, though I was saddened to hear she had passed away so young, leaving two young children behind.

Index
by Stacy Doris

"Hey cobweb," 237
"nut walk," 110
air mile, 15

archaeological metaphor called Troy, the, 142
Artifice is the disrespect of the propriety of borders, 143
awnings, 17, 58, 276
Babylonian doilies, 13
Balustrades, 102, 231
based on twin fantasies, the, 37
basketry, 261
blood, See stiff blood of paradise, the
bosco, 165, 238
chaos, See solitude is chaos
charm-decked, 146
Chili preferred, 92
civic insouciance, 15, 39-41, 54-56, 78, 79, 165, 232, 239, 258, 268, 276-77
cobalt tarp, 139
cognition of thresholds, 79, 143, 164, 184, 198, 204, 243, 257
Colour is structured like a market, 142
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