Here, we find an archival gem that illuminates the pinnacle of an exceptional moment for women’s writing in Canada, in Vancouver in particular. Here, in the thrum of the Giantess (a chapbook series I am trying hard to bring to you) at the birth of Debbie, of Debbie: An Epic, in a moment of Raddle Moon (more on that soon), a small window of “flounce with civic tenderness…”. Here, in the wasteland of the 90s, thought greets us, and this work continues to reverberate in poetic circles beyond the English speaking world. You can find a few poems from Robertson up on the Poetry Foundation site now. Below is a page from one of the Barscheit Nation chapbooks made by Robertson, Christine Stewart, and Catriona Strang. Vancouver, 1995.
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