Lisa Robertson returns to Vancouver briefly and gives a reading with her poet-friend Cole Swensen, 2014 Writer-in-Residence with The Capilano Review. Lisa and Cole will also have a conversation about their new projects.

at the Front
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver

$5 at door
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Lisa Robertson's new long poem, Cinema of the Present, is coming out with Coach House Books in Fall 2014. This spring she is the Bain Swiggett Lecturer in Poetry at Princeton University. Her essay on Aby Warburg, Johanes Kepler, Thomas Carlyle, and the dynamic figure of the ellipse, Thinking Space, was just published as a chapbook by Organization for Poetic Research in New York. She lives in France.

Cole Swensen is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry, most recently Gravesend (U. of California Press, 2012), Greensward (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), and Ours (U. of California Press, 2008), and a volume of essays, Noise That Stays Noise (U. of Michigan Press, 2011). She is the co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid, the founding editor of La Presse Books, which specializes in contemporary French writing translated by English-language poets, and a translator of twelve books of contemporary French poetry and prose. Cole taught at the University of Denver and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop before moving to the Literary Arts Program at Brown University where she now teaches.