Bruce Meyer is the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie and a professor of English at Laurentian University and the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of more than 36 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Alphabet Table, A Book of Bread, Dog Days, The Golden Thread, Heroes, and Mesopotamia. He is the co-author of Alphabestiary, and the co-editor of The White Collar Book. His broadcasts for CBC Radio One are the network's bestselling spoken word CD series. He was named one of the 10 best lecturers in TV Ontario's Big Ideas series in 2010. He lives in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.