Robert Billings

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For the Victorian era painter and architect, see Robert William Billings.

Robert Billings (1949 – 1986) was a Canadian poet and editor.


Robert Billings was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. His poems and reviews of Canadian poetry have appeared widely in Canada, Britain, and the United States. He held two Masters degrees in English from Queen's and Windsor. He established himself as an editor for literary magazines. Robert Billings drowned in 1986.

Literary activities[edit]

During the 1980s Robert Billings was editor for literary magazines such as Quarry, Poetry Windsor, Poesie, Poetry Canada Review and Waves. He was also very active as a poet.

Published works[edit]

  • blue negatives Fiddlehead Poetry Books #212 Fred Cogswell ISBN 0-920110-20-7
  • The Elizabeth Trinities Penumbra Press, 1980
  • The Revels, Porcupine's Quil Inc., 1987

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