Rob Taylor lives in Port Moody, BC with his wife and son. He is the author of Oh Not So Great: Poems from the Depression Project (Leaf Press, 2017), The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016) and The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011). In 2017, The News was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and in 2010 the manuscript for The Other Side of Ourselves won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize.
Rob is also the editor of What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions, 2018) and will be the guest editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2019 (Biblioasis, 2019).
In addition to his books, Rob is the author of five poetry chapbooks, including most recently Łazienki Park (2017), Smoothing the Holy Surfaces (2012) and Lyric (2010) – all from The Alfred Gustav Press.
Rob’s poems, short stories and essays have appeared in more than fifty journals and anthologies, and have won multiple awards. In 2014 he was named one of the inaugural writers-in-residence at the Al Purdy A-frame, and in 2015 he received the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for the Literary Arts, as an emerging artist.