Throughout a poetry career that has spanned almost forty years, Bruce Meyer has created remarkable, beautifully crafted poems, that speak to the nature of love, life, and the quest for happiness. In this volume, the work of an often—overlooked poet describes the intricacies of an examined life well—lived. Each poem demonstrates a sense of wonder and inspiration that celebrates the discovery that resides in every moment we are alive. From love poetry to poetry that wrestles with tough questions, Meyer has captured those instants in life that often go unrecorded, but that comprise the complexity of our existence.
Bruce Meyer is author of over 35 books of poetry, short fiction, non—fiction, pedagogy, and literary journalism. He is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Barrie, Ontario. His recent books of poetry (of which The Obsession Book of Timbuktu is his 11th collection) include Mesopotamia (Scrivener Press, 2009), Dog Days: A Comedy of Terriers (Black Moss Press, 2009), and 1967: Centennial Year (Black Moss Press, 2017). His forthcoming poetry title in 2018 is The First Taste: New and Selected Poems (Black Moss Press, 2018). His broadcasts with Michael Enright on the Great Books for This Morning are the CBC's bestselling spoken word series, and his non—fiction book, The Golden Thread: A Reader's Journey Through the Great Books (Harper Collins, 2000) was a national bestseller.