Strangers

April 6, 2021|
Strangers by Rob Taylor
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“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.”

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 Canad...
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Title:Strangers
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.32 in
Shipping dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.32 in
Published:April 6, 2021
Publisher:Biblioasis
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771964197

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