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 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for the Literary Arts as an emerging artist. Rob Taylor lives in Vancouver with his wife and son.

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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”.

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