Book Launch: The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson in conversation with Hildebrand Pam Dick

Book Launch: The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson in conversation with Hildebrand Pam Dick

Friday Jan 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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About the Book.

“A new Lisa Robertson book is both a public event and a private kind of bacchanal.”

Los Angeles Review of Books


One morning, our poet wakes up in a strange hotel room to find that she’s written the complete works of Charles Baudelaire. Surprising as this may be, it’s no more surprising to Brown than the strange journey she’s taken to become the writer that she is. Animated by the spirit of the poète maudit, she shuttles between London, Vancouver, Paris, and the French countryside, moving fluidly between the 1980s, the 1850s and the present, from rented room to rented room, all the while considering such Baudelairean obsessions as modernity, poverty, perfume, painting, and the perfect jacket…

Part magical realism, part feminist ars poetica, part history of fashion, part bibliophilic anthem, The Baudelaire Fractal is the long-awaited debut novel by the inimitable Lisa Robertson.


Praise for Lisa Robertson


“[G]littering…hard to explain but easy to enjoy…Dauntlessly and resourcefully intellectual…”

—Stephanie Burt, New York Times Book Review on Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip


“Readers seeking resolutely playful intellectual experiments will find in Robertson ‘the juiciness and joy of form.’”Publishers Weekly


“Robertson makes intellect seductive; only her poetry could turn swooning into a critical gesture.”

The Village Voice


“Robertson constructs a coat of many colors, an endlessly unfolding, profligately rich superficiality.”

The Chicago Review


About The Author.


Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet and art writer who lives in rural France. Born in Toronto, she began writing, publishing, and collaborating with a vibrant community of poets and artists in Vancouver in the early nineties, and she has continued those activities for thirty years. In 2018, the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts in New York awarded her the inaugural C. D. Wright Award for Poetry.












About The Moderator.

Hildebrand Pam Dick (aka Moina/Mina/Gregoire Pam Dick et al.) is the author of Moira of Edges, Moira the Tart (OPR, 2019), this is the fugitive (Essay Press, 2016), Metaphysical Licks (Book*hug, 2014) and Delinquent (Futurepoem, 2009). Her book I am writing you from afar is forthcoming from Black Sun Lit in 2020. With Oana Avasilichioaei, she is the cotranslator of Suzanne Leblanc’s The Thought House of Philippa (Book*hug, 2015). Her writing has been misadapted into French by Montreal poet Steve Savage. Also a visual artist and virtual philosopher, Dick lives in New York City.



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