Home Was Elsewhere reveals the intimacies of Stanley Fefferman's 20-year sojourn training in the world of the charismatic guru, Chogyam Trungpa. The poems show the author making himself at home in the master's world by his exertion in meditation practices where discipline is ornamented with spontaneous behaviours traditionally connected with Crazy Wisdom. The poems in this unique collection modulate from sex through spirituality to playfulness.
About the author
Stanley Fefferman is writer and educator. Among his publications are: Writing Space (1998), My Andrea (2013), The Healing Fiction (1996), Drugs and World Literature (1972), and Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in Canada (1986). He taught writing at Naropa University's Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and founded the Atkinson Creative Writing Program at York University where he is Professor Emeritus. Home Was Elsewhere is his first collection of poetry.