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From: If I Didn’t Love the River


Includes the poems: Shane Swallowed the World, What Francesca Does to English, Way Too Old, Keyhole Telescopic, Adoration, Head, For Francesca with a Broken Heart, Thigh, B. A.S.D., Sonnet of Many Skins, Whinge, It’s Not Your Fault, Over-Reacher, Nothingness in Us, The Name Is Bomb, James Bomb, Thought/Fat Meme Splice Sonnet, In the Future, My Women Named Marsha Kirzner Thing, Nothing Made This Love Inevitable, and Eitan Means Strong.



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.