If I Didn't Love the River: Poems

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About the Author

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
"[Robert Priest's] poetry is still as energetic, audacious, and wild as it ever was, a fact reaffirmed by If I Didn't Love the River, his most recent collection." -- The New Quarterly
"The emotional spin of his verse ranges from love to distaste, he writes in both free verse and traditional forms, and his topics are either hugely uplifting or deeply disturbing ... both daring and delicate, beautiful and sometimes beastly in its truth telling." -- The Artisanal Writer blog
"There are many sublime moments in this collection and I am grateful to have discovered Robert Priest's work. I loved the words and the rollercoaster rhythm Priest imposes on them. Once you 'get' his poetry, it gets you too and won't let go ... Priest utilises many styles and poetical forms with a cornucopia of themes and images; the results are sometimes delicate, often brutal, but always stunning." -- Kid Ferrous Reviews blog