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POET Robert Priest definitely puts the 'verse in diversity'. For instance --
The author of fifteen books of poetry. His most recent book is: Reading the Bible Backwards. He won the Acorn People's Poetry Award for his now classic Mad Hand (1988).
In his alias as Dr. Poetry he wrote and performed thirteen segments for CBC radio's spoken-word show Wordbeat.
As a songwriter, he co-wrote the number one hit, Song Instead of a Kiss,for Alannah Myles. You may even have seen him recently singing topical songs on CBC Televison's Sunday Night News. He teaches a lyric-writing course at U.of T.'s School of Continuing Education. (see the hypertext on the right side -->)
His Aphorisms have already appeared in The Farmer's Almanac, and Colombo's Canadian Quotations.
His musical play Minibugs and Microchips received a $25,000.00 Chalmer's Award.
His novel, Knights of the Endless Day got an 'Our Choice Award; from the Canadian Children's Book Centre
Both of his books of poems for children: Daysongs Nightsongs, and The Secret Invasion of Bananas are on the CBC's recommended reading list
As a teacher/workshop leader he has been described as "Ontario's most popular poet in the schools" by Today's Parent Magazine
He is also a highly respected journalist for Toronto's weekly Now magazine.
To get the details on all of this activity please click around -- have a look and listen
Check out his Now articles at the link below: Just put his name in the search engine at the bottom of the page on the Now site
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Buy The Paper Sword, Robert's new epic fantasy novel
Visit Doctor Poetry
Link to song and poem tracks
Check out this online collection of spoken word performances captured on video.
How To Swallow A Pig
His Selected Prose Poems
Lullabies and Playsongs
How to get the digitally remastered CD