Other Side of Ourselves, The

9781770860094

ISBN 9781770860094 | 6″ x 9″ | TPB | $18

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The Other Side of Ourselves, Rob Taylor’s debut collection of poems, explores the real and imagined worlds of our everyday lives. These poems are united in their consideration of what it means to be human, to shape lives for ourselves and attempt to live them well. Taylor inhabits his moment, brings it to life on the page with a remarkable economy of words, and finds the enigma at its heart. Mysterious without denying clear images, plain spoken without being plain, his poems promote a middle path where complexity does not trump simple pleasure, and pleasure gives way willingly to moments of reflection and insight.

 

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“Rich with promise … anyone who can write a good poem – as Taylor does – about writing bad poetry, is a poet of talent.”
— George Elliot Clarke

“The best of Taylor’s poems are memorably fresh and startling in their simplicity and originality of perspective and approach.
— Gillian Harding-Russell

“Taylor’s scope, his canvas, is an inclusive panorama. He’s a full palate painter…This is finely tempered poetry, [its] strength built from being held close to the flame.”
— Michael Dennis

““Computer Monitor Ekphrasis” and “December Sonnet” are worth the price of admission alone.”
National Post


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Taylor, Rob - is the co-founder of One Ghana, One Voice, Ghana’s first online poetry magazine. In 2004 he also co-founded Simon Fraser University’s student poetry zine High Altitude Poetry, distributing almost ten thousand free poetry zines across campus. (read more)

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Other Side of Ourselves, The - Rob Taylor
ISBN 9781770860094 | 6" x 9" | TPB | $18

Rob Taylor’s debut collection of poems explores the real and imagined worlds of our everyday lives. These poems are united in their consideration of what it means to be human, to shape lives for ourselves and attempt to live them well. (read more)

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