A half hour ago a Canpar truck drove up, after making the week-long haul from Toronto. Looking very refreshed for such a long journey, and so much roadside coffee, may I add, the driver handed me a package. Very cool and collected, I signed, but then I raced inside, tore into the cardboard like a kid with an ice cream cake, and there it was, at last, after so many years of living with these poems, Robin Skelton's In This Poem I Am.
This is the volume of selected poems that James Gurley and I made as our gift to the Malahat Review celebrations for its 40th anniversary, and the 10th anniversary of Robin's passing. It took years. These are, I think, the best poems of one of our best poets.
We're launching the book on Robin's birthday, too. Let's plan to see each other there, for this important event. Robin always loved a party.
Friday, October 12, 2007, at 7:30 pm
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street, Victoria
Regular Gallery admission applies: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students
What a happy day!