Lisa Robertson is the author of three books of poetry, Xeclogue (Tsunami Editions, 1993; New Star, 1999); Debbie: An Epic (1997); and The Weather (2001). Her most recent book is Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office For Soft Architecture (Clear Cut Press), a linked series of prose walks and essays on city space, architecture, and the phenomenology of surfaces. Ms. Robertson also contributes a regular decorating horoscope to Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors, under the pen name Swann. Her essays on the visual arts appear frequently in gallery catalogues, and her essays and reviews on poetry have been published by The Globe and Mail, American Book Review, Stand, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and The Stranger. She has been writer-in-residence at the University of Cambridge, University of California at San Diego, and at Capilano College in North Vancouver.
- "First Walk" (excerpt)