“Persaud’s breathtaking narrative….nimbly pits self-ironizing postmodernism against the timeless values of narrative,” writes The Globe and Mail. And Canadian Literature, “One of those rare poets who gets the recipe of humanness exactly right.” Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books of fiction and poetry. His awards include: The KM Hunter Foundation Award (Toronto), the Arthur Schomburg Award (New York) and fellowships from the University of Miami and Boston University, from which he has a Master’s in Creative Writing. Persaud initiated the term Yogic Realism to define his literary aesthetics. His most recent books are Lantana Strangling Ixora (TSAR Books, Toronto, 2011), Unclosed Entrances: Selected Poems (Caribbean Press, Warwick & Georgetown, 2011) and In a Boston Night. (TSAR, Toronto, 2008). His work has been published in 8 countries, spanning 4 continents and is used in colleges and universities in Canada, England, Guyana, India, the Caribbean, Mauritius, and the United States.