Meyer believes that each of us has a Timbuktu in our hearts and lives - the story of the quest for the elusive city of gold. The Obsession Book of Timbuktu is a book of love, obsession and desire. Meyer tells the fool's history not only of a fabled African city but of his own hometown of Barrie, Ontario and the restless ambition of artists tranforming it from a vision to a reality. Part history, part tribute to the dying art of the lyric, The Obession Book of Timbuktu is a hymn and a poetic novel about the quest to make the impossible accessible.
Bruce Meyer is author of over thirty-six books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary journalism, and pedagogy. He is a professor of English at Georgian College in Barrie where he teaches in the Laurentian University BA Program, and at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. He is the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie.