The banquet that is daily life is celebrated in this accessible compilation of poems that comprises the poet’s 12th collection, illustrating the loves, joys, and fears of the human race. The featured pieces explore the various things people consume—whether in the form of food or everyday experience—expressing the universal idea of “bread” in the form of poetry. Providing unique insights into what is otherwise overlooked, this series of poems delves into the simplest relationships and observations, offering sustenance for the emotions, psyche, and soul.
Bruce Meyer is the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie and a professor of English at Georgian College. He is the author of Alphabet Table, Dog Days, The Golden Thread, Heroes, and Mesopotamia, the coauthor of Alphabestiary, and the coeditor of The White Collar Book. His broadcasts for CBC Radio One are the network’s bestselling spoken word CD series. He was named one of the ten best lecturers in TV Ontario’s Big Ideas series in 2010. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.
“Bruce Meyer is one of this country’s most prolific writers. His work explores that inherent interest in things taken for granted, and he brings to this subject the most original and absorbing point of view. This new work is immensely readable and unique.” —Marty Gervais, author, Afternoons with the Devil