Robert Hogg remembers well the night in 1960 when poetry became something utterly vital, visceral and necessary to his soul. He and Frank Davey had heard Robert Duncan read from The Opening of the Field. Hogg was transported: “It utterly blew me away. And I realized that I had to create something like that or life would not be worth living.” Hogg went on to complete his BA at UBC, where he became an integral member of the TISH movement. He holds a PhD in English literature from SUNY Buffalo; has taught at Carleton University in Ottawa; and has published five books of poetry.