Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor is the author of the poetry collections, Oh Not So Great: Poems from the Depression Project (Leaf Press, 2017). The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016), The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011). The News was a finalist for the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and The Other Side of Ourselves won the 2010 Alfred G. Bailey Prize. Rob is also the editor of What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions, 2018). Rob's poems, short stories and essays have appeared in more than 50 journals and anthologies. 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. He lives in Port Moody with his wife and son, from where he helps coordinate Vancouver’s Dead Poets Reading Series. Visit Rob's website at

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