There are unseen forces in our lives that shape who we are and what we become. How we respond to those forces determines our futures. These stories examine how characters respond to the unexpected. Do we carry our memories of the beautiful moments of life with us into death? And, ultimately, what do we value in life that defines us--from a hat to the shadow of a figure in a window reminding us of what we have lost or need to hold onto?
Bruce Meyer is the author of more than forty-five books of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, literary journalism, and textbooks. His broadcasts such as The Great Books and Great Poetry: Poetry is Life and Vice-Versa with Michael Enright are the CBC's bestselling spoken-word audio cds. His most recent books include the anthology, We Wasn't Pals: Canadian Poetry and Prose of the First World War (co-edited with Barry Callaghan with an afterword by Margaret Atwood), the poetry books The Obsession Book of Timbuktu, Testing the Elements, and The Seasons, and the short story collection A Chronicle of Magpies. He is professor of English at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, and visiting professor of literature at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. He was the inaugural poet laureate of the City of Barrie from 2010 to 2014. He lives in Barrie with his wife and daughter.
Portraits of Canadian Writers: Bruce Meyer has given us readers a serious bit of enlightenment for our minds with his Portraits of Canadian Writers. The combination of writing and images engage any reader's complete psyche and give insight to some of Canada's greatest wordsmiths. --Steven Buechler, The Library of Pacific Tranquility
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