About the Book
Gnosis, Cabala, Lake Monsters, Alchemy, Allusion, Hydro and Harangue.Rising Organ Music. Ruth Taylor’s second collection of poetry, The Dragon Papers is an eclectic and esoteric comedy, precise and preposterous. With one eye on the ancient and obscure and the other on the new, improved and millennial, Taylor’s dragons speak with forked tongues… and make sense!
News & Reviews
“… her poems vibrate with energy, dizzingly rising from Taylor’s fey poet-persona to a conversation between a dragon and Andromeda (one of several captive maidens to be found in Greek mythology). Taylor is unabashedly erudite. Her poems teem with mythical and literary allusions. Words spill out on to the pageous, sensuous and challenging as the dragons serve as both subject and metaphor.” —Montreal Gazette
About the Author
Ruth Taylor was born in Lachine, Quebec in 1961. She earned her BA in English Literature from McGill University and her Master’s in Creative Writing from Concordia University. The author of three poetry collections, The Drawing Board (1988), The Dragon Papers (1994), which was a finalist for the A.M. Klein prize for poetry, and Comet Wine (2007), Taylor was an active participant in Montreal’s literary scene from 1979 until her death in 2006.