Fiction. Poetry. Often zany and wildly humorous, THE ARTIST AND THE MOOSE features a narrator who is commissioned by the federal government to come up with a multicultural aesthetics for the 21st century. The answer, he thinks, resides in the big mystery that surrounds artist Tom Thomson. Complementing this newly edited work is the serial poem, "letters purporting to be abt tom thomson," first published in Artscanada in 1972. These poems capture Kiyooka's initial thoughts on Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, and set the stage for his writing on Tom Thomson in the years ahead. THE ARTIST AND THE MOOSE: A FABLE OF FORGET is edited with an afterword by Roy Miki, editor of PACIFIC WINDOWS: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF ROY K. KIYOOKA.