Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor is the author of four previous poetry collections, including Strangers and The News, which was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. He is also the editor of What the Poets Are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation and Best Canadian Poetry 2019. He lives with his family in Port Moody, BC.

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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 is—We’re having a baby! Starting in the fifth week of his wife’s pregnancy, Rob Taylor wrote a poem every week as they travelled toward their child’s birth. His poems anticipate the astonishing and yet commonplace beginning of a human life, but they also explore how a baby’s arrival streams into both the incessant chatter of the world’s daily news and into that other sort of news that literature carries—what Ezra Pound called “news that stays news”.

Finalist for the 2018 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.

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Rob Taylor

2024 / Canadian Poetry / $25.95 CAN
9781554472635 / Trade paper / 128 pp

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