If we are to live in this world and share in its experience, we must have patience. In McLuhan's Canary, Bruce Meyer examines the questions of how we wait to find love, why we love and show courage to the people and things that are important to us, and how we find purpose in the small, commonplace, and almost insignificant things that help us to endure with dignity. In these poems, paeans to the virtue of patience, Meyer listens as the world sings to us and awakens us to the perpetuity and strength in which we live and love.
Guernica Editions (Essential Poets Series)
90 pages |
Bruce Meyer, one of Canada?s most protean, multi-talented living literary artists is a writer who revels in the dance of words and the exploration of the ?lunatic? beauty of the world, his latest collection of poems, McLuhan?s Canary. Touched by wonder and praise, these songs are an oasis of the creative mind and spirit where the heart can find rest—a much needed antidote for our cynical and jaded age. —James Clarke. "Speak to me life. Please say yes." Bruce Meyer?s new collection McLuhan?s Canary is a rich wandering in the night groves of lyricism. He gives us carefully crafted poems that explore the chances of love?s survival in a world that passes away. Over the years he has created a large and varied body of work; these new poems are splendid addition to all that he has already achieved. —Richard Greene. The man is a Wordmeister. Buy this book! —Barry Callaghan.
The man is a Wordmeister. Buy this book!Barry Callaghan
Bruce Meyer, one of Canada’s most protean, multi-talented living literary artists is a writer who revels in the dance of words and the exploration of the “lunatic” beauty of the world, his latest collection of poems, McLuhan’s Canary. Touched by wonder and praise, these songs are an oasis of the creative mind and spirit where the heart can find rest -- a much needed antidote for our cynical and jaded age.
Simplicity – that's the signature, the register, of Mastery. Bruce Meyer’s profound expertise in this most difficult art, his deft achievement, sounds resonant meaning in every syllable, every stroke of ink or key. These lyrics are as perfectly rounded as pearls – and just as gleaming. seems a-warble with echoes of Wallace Stevens and Earle Birney, both Beat-like now, and equally transcendent and terra firma-bound. Here’s Excellence that’s totally at ease with its incarnation.
George Elliott Clarke, 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada (2016-17)
In this introspective collection, Meyer muses on the power of the imagination and on mortality
About the author
Bruce Meyer is author of more than sixty books of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, literary journalism, and literary criticism. He has had two national bestsellers, The Golden Thread: A Reader’s Journey Through the Great Books (2000) and Portraits of Canadian Authors (2016). He is twice winner of the E.J. Pratt Gold Medal and Prize for Poetry and the Gwendolyn MacEwen Prize for best poem. He was the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie. He is professor of Poetry at Victoria College in the University of Toronto and professor of Creative Writing and Canadian Literature at Georgian College in Barrie.