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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Aug 30, 2022 On Sale Date: Sep 20, 2022 Carton Quantity: 42 $21.95 CAD
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If I Didn’t Love the River
Poems
By (author): Robert Priest
Robert Priest

Imprint:

a misFit book - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770416949

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 20, 2022
$21.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 0.45 in | 0.55 lb

Page Count:

136 pages
ECW Press
a misFit book
POETRY / Canadian / General
Poetry
Canada
  • Short Description
A profound meditation on love, death, sex, and sickness, If I Didn’t Love the River speaks directly to the polarizations of our time. Priest’s mastery of dark satire, lyric ebullience, erotic verse, and the pithy maxim is as gratifying as it is unique.

In this virtuoso display of sonnets, free verse, prose poems, villanelles, ghazals, and aphorisms, People’s Poet Robert Priest makes it clear why the Pacific Rim Review has called him “surely the most imaginatively inventive poet in the country.” A profound meditation on love, death, sex, and sickness, If I Didn’t Love the River speaks directly to the polarizations of our time. Priest’s mastery of dark satire, lyric ebullience, erotic verse, and the pithy maxim is as gratifying as it is unique and will appeal to the yearning for poetry, which so often goes unsatisfied in the reading public. No emotional territory — from angst, anger, anguish, and despair to whimsical delight — is off-limits here. Intent on releasing reverberations from the full depths and heights of what it is to be human, this is Robert Priest at his protean best.

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  • ROBERT PRIEST IS A MASTER STORYTELLER: His words have been quoted in the Farmers’ Almanac, debated in the Ontario Legislature, sung on Sesame Street, posted in Toronto’s transit system, broadcast on MuchMusic, released on numerous CDs, quoted by politicians, and widely published in textbooks and anthologies.



Audience



  • Contemporary poetry readers

  • CanLit poetry crowd and reviewers

  • Fans of Robert Priest’s previous work

Robert Priest’s words have been debated in the legislature, posted on buses, quoted in the Farmers’ Almanac, and turned into a hit song. His book Reading the Bible Backwards peaked at number two on the Canadian poetry charts, outsold only by Leonard Cohen. He lives in Toronto, ON.

“There are few poets who can articulate love, loss and the political like Priest. And certainly not in one book. The core of his work is to make connections, to underscore the way words echo other words and how inhuman affections and the need for justice form the basis for human bonds.” — Marrow Reviews blog

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