Robert McTavish

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Robert McTavish is a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose films include Ghosts on the Land (2001), Fiddler's Map (2003) and What to make of it all? The life and poetry of John Newlove (2006). Of his third film Jamie Reid has said "there can never be a better evocation of [Newlove's] life and work than this remarkable documentary record".[1] He edited the collection A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove (Chaudiere Books 2007 with an afterword by Jeff Derksen) which has been described as "probably the best summation of John Newlove's inimitable poems that we are likely to get"[2] and is currently producing and directing his fourth film, The Line Has Shattered, on the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference.


  1. ^ Jamie Reid, "A Night of Newlove", The Pacific Rim Review of Books 8 (Spring 2008).
  2. ^ Steve Noyes, "Taking the Measure", Canadian Notes and Queries 76 (2009).

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