Lisa Robertson, Canada

(c) Sina Queyras

Lisa Robertson, born in 1961 in Toronto, started writing, publishing and collaborating with a lively community of poets and artists in Vancouver in the early 90s. In her poems she deals subversively with such subjects as gender and nation, with a poetic range from experimental use of literary forms such as the pastoral or the epic through to weather forecasts. Lisa Robertson now lives in rural France. In 2018 she won the inaugural C. D. Wright Award for Poetry. Among her eight collections of poetry are 3 Summers, Cinema of the Present and The Men.

Publications (Selection):
The Men: A Lyric Book. BookThug, 2006
Cinema Of the Present. Coach House Press, 2014
3 Summers. Coach House Press, 2016
Starlings. Krupskaya, 2017
The Baudelaire Fractal. Coach House Books, 2020

Prices (Selection):
1998: Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, Shortlist
2001: ReLit Award for Poetry
2006: bpNichol Chapbook Award
2006: Holloway poet-in-residence at UC Berkeley
2018: Foundation for Contemporary Arts C.D. Wright Award

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