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From: If I Didn’t Love the River


Includes the poems: Love Has Nothing to Do, If I Didn’t Love the River, Confession, Between a Tender and a Tender Place, On Star Divination, I Want to Go Back, So Close, Love Lets Love Shout, Misunderstanding, Seeking Itself, They Won’t Stay In, Egalitarian, Depression, Why I See a Therapist, Amnesia, Name It Ghazal, Another Victim of Grammar, Device, The Like Process, and Big Money.



Robert Priest

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.