Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor has published four poetry chapbooks, and his first full-length collection, The Other Side of Ourselves, won the 2010 Alfred G. Bailey Prize. In 2014 he was named one of the inaugural writers-in-residence at the Al Purdy A-frame, and in 2015 he received the City of Vancouvers Mayors Arts Award for the Literary Arts as an emerging artist. Rob Taylor lives in Vancouver with his wife and son.



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Rob Taylor's The News has been nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.

The News
Rob Taylor

2016 / Poetry / $18.95
9781554471645 / Trade paper / 64 pp


The news can mean many things, but first and foremost in this collection the news isWere having a baby! Starting in the fifth week of his wifes pregnancy, Rob Taylor wrote a poem every week as they travelled toward their childs birth. His poems anticipate the astonishing and yet commonplace beginning of a human life, but they also explore how a babys arrival streams into both the incessant chatter of the worlds daily news and into that other sort of news that literature carrieswhat Ezra Pound called news that stays news.




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