John Robert Colombo, the author of the best-selling Colombo's Canadian Quotations and Fascinating Canada, has written, translated, or edited over two hundred books. He is the recipient of the Harbourfront Literary Prize and the Order of Canada, and is a Fellow of the Frye Centre.
Off Earth is a collection of "poems and effects" written and created by John Robert Colombo. This is his first new collection of poetry since the appearance of Selected Poems and Selected Translations in 1982. The new work gives expression to a skepticism modified by a sense of the possibilities occasioned by the prospects of outer space.
John Robert Colombo, nationally known as "the Master Gatherer," is the author, translator, and compiler of a great many publications. In fact, Off Earth is his seventy-sixth book. It is perhaps his most intriguing, inventive, and stimulating in scope and substance.