Debbie: An Epic Background

Debbie: An Epic Background

Debbie: An Epic is a book of poetry written by poet Lisa Robertson. This book was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1998. In writing this text, Robertson was influenced by other epic texts, such as Virgil's Aeneid.

Praised for its simple, easy-to-read style and its fun, witty tone, this book has been enjoyed by many. Debbie: An Epic offers an insight into various issues from a feminine perspective, with a number of thought-provoking pieces of poetry. In 2005 she received the PIP Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry in English.

Lisa Robertson is an author from Vancouver who has written a number of texts, including The Weather and The Men. She was born in Toronto in 1961 and studied at Simon Fraser University before running an independent bookstore.

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