Poetry. Illustrations by Jim Holyoak. In this debut volume of selected poems, Keith Holyoak explores the borderlands where dualities run together—life and death, despair and hope, man and woman, reason and passion, human and animal, reality and dream. His poetic voice is juxtaposed with the surrealistic artistic visions of Jim Holyoak, Keith's son. MY MINOTAUR creates an extra imagination space between the dualities of father and son, word and image.
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Keith Holyoak was raised on a dairy farm in British Columbia, Canada. With degrees in psychology from the University of British Columbia and Stanford University, his scientific work focuses on the nature of human thinking and its basis in the brain. He has been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books of poetry include THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JUDAS (2015), MY MINOTAUR (2011), and FOREIGNER (2012), all published by Dos Madres Press, and FACING THE MOON: POEMS OF LAI BAI AND DU FU (Oyster River Press, 2007). Author City: Pacific Palisades, CA USA