Purple haze purports to describe nondescript days, but that is just a poetic haze that subtly brings the reader to this poetry├Ęs real clarity, which is its ability to pose questions. These poems situate the I-You of the lyrical spoken voice in a passionate, sometimes erotic, interrogation of imagination andfeeling that is looking for answers. The echo i palpable while Candice James, Poet Laureate of New Westminster, sings-Scuze me-while I write these poems.

                                                                  -Fred Wah, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2011-2013 and Officer of The Order of Canada