You’re invited to the virtual launch of Rob Taylor’s latest poetry collection, Strangers! We’ll be streaming live Thursday May 27 at 7PM EDT. Rob Taylor will be joined by Sadiqa de Meijer and Sue Sinclair for the event, which will be co-hosted with Massy Books in Vancouver, BC.
You can watch on Facebook Live or on YouTube! Stay tuned for more details.
“It makes no sense. You would be strangers / if not for this.”
In Strangers, Rob Taylor makes new the epiphany poem: the short lyric ending with a moment of recognition or arrival. In his hands, the form becomes not simply a revelation in words but, in Wallace Stevens’ phrase, “a revelation in words by means of the words.” The epiphany here is not only the poet’s. It’s ours. A book about the songlines of memory and language and the ways in which they connect us to other human beings, to read Strangers is to become part of the lineages (literary, artistic, familial) that it braids together—to become, as Richard Outram puts it, an “unspoken / Stranger no longer.”
ABOUT ROB TAYLOR
Rob Taylor is the author of four poetry collections, including Strangers (Biblioasis, 2021) and The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016), which was a finalist for the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. He is also the editor of What the Poets Are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions, 2018) and the guest editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2019 (Biblioasis, 2019). Rob lives with his family in Port Moody, BC.
Order your copy from Biblioasis here!
You can also order from Massy Books, or your local bookstore!