Robert Hilles’s fifteenth book, and twelfth book of poetry, continues his fas- cination with the complexities of daily life. For the first time in one volume readers are able to have the best poems spanning his career to date. Throughout this volume, the Governor General’s Award-winning poet writes poems that are at times philosophical, tender, and sensual. Although his poetry is candid and does not shy away from difficult subjects, it maintains a sense of hope, a sense of healing. Robert Hilles divides his time between Calgary and Salt Spring Island.