Lisa Robertson is a poet and essayist from Toronto who currently lives and works in France. She has published several poetry books, essays and reviews and has been a visiting poet, lecturer and artist-in-residence at various institutions. Robertson’s poetry is known for its subversive engagement with the classical traditions of Western poetry and philosophy. Her subject matter is varied, framing poetic genres and philosophy with concepts of gender and nation, nature and womanhood and utopian impulses, as well as art, architecture, food and astrology. In the mid-1980s, Robertson studied at Simon Fraser University and became involved with the Kootenay School of Writing, a Vancouver-based writing collective, before running Proprioception Books (1988-94). Robertson has taught at the University of California San Diego, Capilano College, Dartington College of Art, the California College of Art and the University of Cambridge. Robertson continues to be one of Canada’s most celebrated and internationally recognized poets.