I'm very sorry to hear that Robert Hogg has passed. Like many in the CanLit world, I only learned he had entered palliative care for a returning cancer via rob mclennan. I wrote Bob a short note, knowing that it might not reach him and that he'd likely get many such. We'd known each other less than a year; I didn't want to make demands on his time. I was delighted that he replied on what turned out to be the day before his death.
Robert was a contributor to +doc.3, and someone I knew previously only by his reputation, as a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, and editor of the influential early little magazine TISH at UBC in the 1960s. He sent me a couple of poems back in January, having heard about my magazine via Grant Wilkins. I was delighted to be able to publish one of them, and to get to know him a little through our emails.
Cameron Anstee has a moving remembrance on his site. Pearl Pirie has one as well and I'm sure there will be others in the coming days. I'm glad I met Bob. I wish I'd known him longer.