Poet Lisa Robertson was born in Toronto in 1961. She is known for working in book-length projects. Her subject matter includes political themes, such as gender and nation, as well as the problems of form and genre; she has written works that explore literary forms such as the pastoral, epic, and weather forecast. She holds no degrees and has no academic affiliation, and supports herself through freelance writing on art, architecture, astrology, interior design, and food. She currently lives in France.