Robert Priest was accurately described by the late Libby Scheier as a poet in the "bardic" tradition. A fabulist in the tradition of Cortazar and Borges, a composer of lush love poems and a widely quoted aphorist, he is successful as both a writer and a musician. A beloved children's author, his songs and poems are widely played on Sesame Street. As a songwriter, he has worked with the likes of Alanis Morissette, Alannah Myles, Melanie Doane and Tom Cochrane. Robert travels widely in the service of poetry but always returns to Toronto. His latest collection is Blue Pyramids.

Festivals: 2002

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