In this collection of haiku poetry, Torme poses a haiku and then Taylor presents an answer to the posed haiku, hence the title “ In Conversation”. The subject matter does not strictly adhere to conventional haiku, the from does adhere to the 5/7/5 structure of conventional haiku, but this collection by Tara Kimberley Torme and Rachel Taylor is an in depth look into the special and emotional creativity of the two poets. It is a very encompassing and compelling read.
T K Torme was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1987 and moved to Vancouver, BC in 1992. She received her B.A. in English in 2001. She has been writing since she was a child and has always loved reading and writing poetry. It brings her great joy & relaxation and opens her mind up to a myriad of new possibilities allowing her to expand her thoughts and channel them from her mind onto the page into poetry. T K has Asperger’s Syndrome, and she has found poetry helps her to express her feelings with clarity in concise words.
Rachel Taylor was born and raised in the B. C. Chilcotin, and moved to Vancouver as a small-town kid with big dreams in 2006. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and has used haiku to calm anxiety since she was very small. In this book, “In Conversation,” Rachel has been particularly touched by the raw energy of Tara’s work, and is very proud to be part of this project.