Robert Priest is one of the few Canadian artists who has had a successful career as both a writer and a musician. He has published and recorded numerous works for children, including The Ruby Hat, A Terrible Case of the Stars, and Winterlong, and staged many successful plays for Toronto's renowned YPT. Author of five previous books of poetry, Priest won an Acorn Award for his ground-breaking collection The Mad Hand. A “people’s poet” in every sense, Robert Priest has been a real political presence in recent years, writing both eloquent and impassioned articles on the effect of the Harris government on the average citizens of Toronto and Ontario. As a songwriter he has worked with the likes of Alannis Morisette, Alannah Myles, and Tom Cochrane, and his own new album, Tongue'n Groove, will be released in the summer of 1997 by EMI as the debut title for their Artisan label.
Published: March 1997
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.