Literature Program

Monday, November 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.


UB Poetics Program presents

Lisa Robertson

Poetics Plus

Lisa Robertson Lisa Robertson was born in Toronto and lived for many years in Vancouver, where she worked with several artist-run organizations, including Kootenay School of Writing. Her first book, XEclogue, was published by Tsunami Editions. Two more books followed: Debbie: An Epic and The Weather (both from New Star, co-published by Reality Street in the UK), then two more: The Men (Bookthug, 2006) and Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip (Coach House 2009). A book of essays, Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture also appeared from Coach House. R's Boat appeared from University of California Press in Spring 2010.
Lisa Robertson She has been the recipient of the Relit Award and the bp Nichol Chapbook Award, and was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Poetry. She has taught and held residencies at California College of the Arts, University of Cambridge, Capilano College, University of California Berkeley, University of California San Diego, and the American University of Paris. In Fall 2010 she will be writer in residence at Simon Fraser University. She is currently working collaboratively on translation, sound and video-based projects.

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