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”.

Finalist for the 2018 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.

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