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My second poetry collection, The News, has just been published by Gaspereau Press! 

The book is a series of 36 poems, written during my wife's pregnancy with our first son. You can read a few poems from the book on my "Poems" page.

The Vancouver launch for the book is set for October 27th, with readings across the country to follow:

Rob Taylor The News Book Launch Poster

Forthcoming Readings:

Poetry in Transit 20th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, September 21st, 7:00 PM
The Emerald
555 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
Featuring: Twenty readers from twenty years, including me (representing 2011)!

Pandora's Collective Literary Awards
Saturday, September 24th, 7:00 PM
CBC Studios
700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Many award recipients! I will be presenting the mentorship award to Kate Braid!

WORD Vancouver
Sunday, September 25th, 1:30 PM
Sunrise Suite (Poetry Tent)
VPL Central Branch
350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Christopher Levenson, Carla Funk, Juliane Okot Bitek and me!

In Fine Form: 2nd Edition Book Launch
Thursday, October 6th, 6:00 PM
ArtStars in Schools
808 Richards Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Many, many readers from the anthology, including me!
Free! RSVP here.

The News Vancouver Book Launch
Thursday, October 27th, 7:00 PM (Doors 6:30)
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Raoul Fernandes, Aislinn Hunter, Karen Solie and me!
Free! And free snacks!

Books and Company Reading
Sunday, October 30th, Time TBA
Books and Company
289 Main Street, Piction, ON
Featuring: Michael Casteels, Ben Ladouceur and me!

Resonance Reading Series
Tuesday, November 1st, 9:00 PM
Resonance Cafe
5175A Ave du Parc, Montreal, QC
Featuring: TBA, but I'm one of them!

Pivot Reading Series
Wednesday, November 2nd, 8:00 PM
The Steady Cafe
1051 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON
Featuring: Leesa Dean, Stevie Howell, Erin Wunker and me!
PWYC (Suggestion Donation: $5)

Twisted Poets Literary Salon
Thursday, November 24th, 7:00 PM
Cottage Bistro
4468 Main St, Vancouver
Featuring: Danny Peart and me!
By Donation

Recent/Forthcoming Publications: 

"Six Weeks", "Fifteen Weeks" and "Thirty-Eight Weeks" (Poetry), Event (Forthcoming)

"Ultrasound" and "Twenty-Three Weeks" (Poetry), The Fiddlehead (Forthcoming)

"The Gold of Your Senses" (Fiction), Grain (Spring 2016)

"The Cyclist" (Non-Fiction), Big Truths (Spring 2016)

"Safari" (Non-Fiction), Hayo (Spring 2016)