A Parade of Dreams: Poetry Illustrated with Photographs is a collection of poetry divided by form into ten parts.
The work is a lifelong dream made possible through the surplus of "free time" enforced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It includes poetry written across many decades-the 1980s, 1990s, and the 2000s-with much of the work, however, written between January, and May of 2020.
The author's poetry is accompanied by his photographs, and illustrations, enhancing the collection even further. Written from a uniquely Canadian, north-western perspective, the author shares his observations of his community in addition to poetic commentary on form, and historical context. He explores concepts such as the passage of time, the natural world, navigating life, spirituality, love, and more.
The author hopes to inspire introspection in his readers, and provide entertainment, as writing the collection did for him. He hopes to have uncovered something of the universal in the deeply personal....