Méira Cook has been called "one of Canada’s most compelling poets", so it's no surprise that people are excited for the publication of a fifth collection of poetry from the CBC Literary Prize and Walrus Poetry Prize winner. Monologue Dogs (Brick Books) is a series of (what else?) monologues, in which Méira's trademark wit and gift with language are on full display.
Today we challenge Méira to the Proust Questionnaire, where her many of her answers become little poems in and of themselves. She tells us about a meddlesome mynah bird, a fictional hero we can all second and some very understandable footwear-related pet peeves.