Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Reading the Bible Backwards

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ECW Press, 2008

This new book by poet/troubadour Robert Priest has all the freshness of a second look, backwards. “Sometimes the Beatles / break Yoko Ono up.” Priest’s gentle ironies turn the book of backwards into forwards, because, although poetry is more about questions, the answers are embedded in precedents. Reading the Bible Backwards is folklore explicating the common narrative of poetry, theology and law.