Combining East and West, this volume of poetry and prose ruminations presents a celebration of the international Language of fauna?the animals that reside at the core of the imagination. Each letter of the alphabet is linked to a different living thing, allowing these creatures to exist in the fabric of Language and providing a categorical list of the beings that travel within thoughts and dreams. In the tradition of the Eastern voice and the Western custom of exegesis and explanation, this volume allows two very different approaches to literature to converge, creating an experience that is accessible, informative, and entertaining.
H. Masud Taj is an oral poet, an architect, and a professor of architecture at Carleton University. His poems have been featured in several anthologies of Indian poets in the United States, the UK, India, Austria, and Canada. His works are archived in the Special Poetry Collection of Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Bruce Meyer is the author of The Golden Thread, as well as 30 books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, pedagogy, and literary journalism. His broadcasts for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio One?The Great Books, Great Poetry, and A Novel Idea?are the network’s bestselling spoken word CD series. He is the inaugural poet laureate of the city of Barrie and a professor of English at Georgian College. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.