By Rob Taylor
Publisher: Gaspereau Press
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.
Rob Taylor’s first full-length collection, The Other Side of Ourselves, won the 2010 Alfred G. Bailey Prize. In 2015 he received the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary Arts as an emerging artist.