Poet and essayist Lisa Robertson has held residencies at the California College of the Arts, Cambridge University; University of California, Berkeley; UC San Diego; and American University of Paris. Her books include Cinema of the Present, Debbie: An Epic (nominated for the Governor General’s Award in Canada), The Men, The Weather, R's Boat (poetry) and Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (essays). Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip (Coach House) was named one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010, and was longlisted for the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing. She currently lives in France.
Related Blog Posts
ALU Summer Book Club: Intro to Ring
Get to know our July book club pick, André Alexis' Ring, with an excerpt from the book and an interview with Alana Wilcox, Editorial Director of Coach House Books.
2020 All Lit Up Bookish Resolutions
Six years strong, it's something of a tradition at All Lit Up to make bookish resolutions at the beginning of the year - and we're back with more for 2020! Check out what team ALU is resolving this year, and which books we're putting straight on top of our 2020 TBR piles. ... Read more
Poetry Grrrowl: Suzanne Zelazo + Lances All Alike
In today's Poetry Grrrowl, we talk with Suzanne Zelazo about women's voices in her experimental collection Lances All Alike (Coach House Books), her writing process, and her desired superpower. Keep scrolling to read "Widows in Greenwich Village" from the collection too. ... Read more
In Review: The Week of April 24th
Holy April showers, National Poetry Month is over already? While this year's #poetsresist campaign comes to a close, we'll continue to keep our fists held high against social injustice all year and beyond. Read on for a book recommendation as well as other litbits, and enjoy ... Read more
Poets Resist: Lisa Robertson
Poets Resist: National Poetry Month 2017
Fists up for National Poetry Month! And we mean that in the best way possible. This year, we feel everyone could see a little more solidarity and community, so we're getting poetically political with Poets Resist, a series dedicated to poetry as a form of resistance. Every day ... Read more
This Week in Lit Events: March 20-26th
This Week in Lit Events: March 13-19th
This week! Two great book events in Vancouver, and a writing workshop with Lisa Robertson in Toronto!
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, time, and address to firstname.lastname@example.org ... Read more
Woven Odes: Sandra Ridley
The Counting House is the third full-length collection from Ottawa-based poet Sandra Ridley. A finalist for the 2014 Archibald Lampman Award, this latest collection evokes the pageantry and pedantry of the lives of those in Victorian England through a sort of ledger, or bookkeeping ... Read more
Super Secret Festival of Lit: Poetry
It's the last day of our Super Secret Festival of Lit mystery title reveals! Our top choice is an aphorism wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a poetic burst of insight, and is a must-have for any Canadian poetry-lover's collection. Buy any one of our selected Poetry reads ... Read more
Get the All Lit Up Newsletter!
We'll send you bi-monthly updates to keep you in the loop on the best of our blog, special campaigns and offers, AND news on the latest in literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry from indie publishers across Canada.