Robert Priest

Robert Priest is the author of fourteen books of poetry, 3 plays, 4 novels, lots of musical CDS, and one hit song. His words have been debated in the legislature, posted in the Transit system, quoted in the Farmer's Almanac, and sung on Sesame Street. His book: Reading the Bible Backwards (ECW) peaked at number two on the Canadian poetry charts, its sales exceeded only by those of Leonard Cohen. Rosa Rose, a book of children's verse, in praise of inspirational figures, won a Silver Moonbeam award in the U.S and was a book of honour in The Lion and the Unicorn prize for excellence in Children’s Literature. Its sequel, TheWolf is Back (Wolsak and Wynn) won the Golden Moonbeam award for 2017. His latest album of songs and spoken word pieces, Love is Hard, is available on Spotify and YouTube. A new book of poems, If I Didn’t Love the River, is out now with ECW press. He is also the author of the Young Adult fantasy trilogy Spell Crossed (Dundurn Press.)

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