Lisa Robertson


Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet, essayist, and novelist based in France. She began publishing in the early 1990s in Vancouver, where she participated in a diverse community of poets and visual artists as collective member of the Kootenay School of Writing, a board member of Artspeak, for a number of years the poetry editor of Front Magazine, and the proprietor of Proprioception Books—an independent bookshop specializing in poetry. Her work with communities and language extends in a few directions: she teaches writing occasionally in art schools across Europe, she continues to write essays for the contemporary visual arts, and she furthers her study of the culture, politics, and poetics of the medieval troubadour poets of the Aquitaine, the region of France where she lives. This open-ended project, called wide rime, attends to bird calls, site, translation, and the history of rhyme and lyric form, sometimes in collaboration with the poet sabrina soyer.

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