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Lisa Robertson to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr University

Lisa Robertson to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr University

Award bestowed in recognition of her profound influence on Vancouver’s art community.

By Coach House Date: May 01, 2017 Tags: lisa robertson , honorary doctorate , poetry

Poet, cultural writer, and all-around Coach House powerhouse Lisa Robertson will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Emily Carr University this week. Their website said the following:

Poet and cultural writer Lisa Robertson's practice overlaps with philosophy, visual art, architecture, design and fashion. In her poems, prose, and essays she has had a profound influence on Vancouver's art community where she is also known by her former pen name, The Office for Soft Architecture. Robertson has received numerous awards and honours, including a fellowship from Cambridge University, the ReLit Poetry Award, the bpNichol Chapbook Award, and the PIP Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry. Her book, Debbie: An Epic, was nominated for a Governor General's Award.

Previous teaching engagements include the Beaux Arts in Bordeaux, Piet Zwart Institute, American University of Paris, California College of the Arts, the University of Cambridge, and Princeton University. Robertson has been poet-in-residence at UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, and Simon Fraser University.

Congratulations, Lisa! Head to Emily Carr’s website for more information on the honour and Lisa’s fellow recipients