I'm very excited to announce the Vancouver launch for my second poetry collection, The News! All the details are in the poster, but if you don't like getting your info that way, I'll spell it out for you here:
The News Book Launch
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
6:30 Doors, 7:00 Reading
Special Guests: Raoul Fernandes, Aislinn Hunter and Karen Solie
Free entry and snacks. Cash bar.
RSVP via Facebook here.
No, that list of special guests isn't my CanPo Fantasy All-Star Team, it's the actual lineup of special guests.* I'm thrilled they all agreed and will be there to celebrate with me. Each of them has played an important role in my development as a writer, so it means so much for me to have all of us together at one event!
‘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 traveled 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”.
You can learn more about the book (and order a copy, if you can't make the launch!) on the Gaspereau website. If you're in Vancouver, I hope to see you on the 27th, and if you're out East, I'll be rushing through Ontario and Quebec in the days following the Vancouver launch. Stay tuned for more info on those readings!
*They are also, coincidentally, my CanPo Fantasy All-Star Team.