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Strangers: Book Launch with Rob Taylor, Sadiqa de Meijer & Sue Sinclair
May 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Join us for the virtual book launch of Rob Taylor’s STRANGERS! We’ll be streaming live on Thursday, May 27 at 7 PM EDT/ 4 PM PDT to celebrate his new poetry collection. Rob Taylor will be joined by Sadiqa de Meijer and Sue Sinclair. Massy Arts is pleased to co-host the event with Biblioasis. There will be a reading, discussion, an audience Q&A, and a book giveaway. You could win a copy of STRANGERS!
We’ll be streaming on both Facebook and YouTube. The event link will be posted closer to the event date, so RSVP to stay up to date! Go to the following link for event information and streaming: https://fb.me/e/DhK5AkpB
“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 STRANGERS from Massy Books: https://storestock.massybooks.com/?q=h
Stay tuned for Rob Taylor’s STRANGERS SUMMER SERIES where he will be hosting small outdoor events throughout Vancouver (restrictions permitted). Learn more: http://roblucastaylor.com/strangerstour/