Being a Chair – Essays on Choreographic Poetry

AUTHOR: Janne-Camilla Lyster
PUBLISHER: Varamo Press (2023)

PAPERBACK: 56 pages
ISBN13: 978-82-693189-1-3

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Imagine words approaching a dance eyes closed or sleepwalking, words adrift beyond what can be envisioned beforehand, prompting writer and reader alike into a zone where time multiplies, where bodies grow footnotes and paper skin, savour the taste of language, attune their ears to the wavelength of blue. In a string of brief essays on her practice of writing choreographic poetry and scores, Janne-Camilla Lyster offers reflections on time, memory and the senses, on translation, punctuation and rhythm, on mistakes and crevasses, on the impossible and yet other things. What does it take to enter another form of existence, say, a chair?