Grace of Falling Stars


What moments define a lifetime? What does one carry with one to the threshold of death? Memories make us who we are. Those milliseconds when life is clarified or appears intensely beautiful or profoundly personal define and shape our identity. In Grace of Falling Stars, Bruce Meyer tells the story of his own life in poems that are intimate. The poems take the reader to the defining instants of perception where time stands still, where the heart and the head are one and at peace with themselves. And like falling stars, these brief insights are over almost as they are recognized but leave a lasting impact on the reader. The poems reveal not only the grace of falling stars in their momentary brightness but the people, places, and loves they illumine before they fade away.

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Bruce Meyer has mastered the ecstatic highs and devastating lows of existing on our planet as a moral creature ruled by time and passion. Grace of Falling Stars oozes enthusiasm for life and the delicate craft of writing. The absolute reverence for storytelling and the incomparable tenacity of the human soul is indisputably exhilarating.

Abby Coutinho


Bruce Meyer is author of 64 books of poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, and literary non-fiction. He is well-known to Canadians as the voice behind CBC’s literature broadcasts on The Great Books, A Novel Idea, and Great Poetry: Poetry is Life and Vice Versa with Michael Enright. His most recent collections of poems include 1967: Centennial Year, The First Taste: New and Selected Poems (both from Black Moss Press), and McLuhan’s Canary (from Guernica Editions).

He was the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie, and lives there with his wife, daughter, and dog. He teaches at Georgian College and Victoria College in the University of Toronto.