“Lisa Robertson (matador) side-steps irony and thus illustrates how one might undermine and long at the same time. It’s a pretty amazing li’l lean book.” —Jake Kennedy for Jacket2
“The Men is a challenge, as is each of Robertson’s books, but along with what she demands of the reader, she offers plenty to enjoy, to laugh about.” —Octopus Magazine
“Roberston’s formal investigation of the epistemology of lyric poetry… mirrors the difficulty of her subjects: men, poetry, and construction of the lyric ‘I.'” —Hadara Bar-Nadav via American Book Review
Lisa Robertson was born in Toronto and for many years lived in Vancouver, where she was a member of the Kootenay School of Writing and Artspeak Gallery. She is the author of The Apothecary (1991), XEclogue (1993), Debbie: An Epic, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award in 1998, The Weather, awarded the Relit Poetry Prize in 2002, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, a Village Voice Top Book of 2004, and Rousseau’s Boat, which won the 2005 bpNichol Chapbook Award. She now lives in France.
72 pages; 4.25×8 inches