Being a Chair. Essays on Choreographic Poetry
Janne-Camilla Lyster

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?

Janne-Camilla Lyster is a writer, dancer and choreographer. She has published poetry, novels, essays and plays.

www.jannecamillalyster.no

Published by Varamo Press in the essay series Gestures
First edition, May 2023
56 pages, 11 x 16.5 cm, sewn perfect binding
ISBN 978-82-693189-1-3
Graphic design by MichaŽl Bussaer

Price 10.00 €

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