Guelph poet, James Lafferty, has released a new book, entitled A Persistent Pilgrim.
The book’s focuses is his my 500 mile trek on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, which he undertook in September and October of 2015. The book introduce three peak experiences from Lafferty's past which act as a spiritual backdrop to the pilgrimage.
The body of the text discusses Thich Nhat Hanh’s How To Walk (given by a friend as a companion along the way); the physicality of the journey; some of the people Lafferty encountered and a number of places that stand out in his mind. Lafferty has woven poems into the text after each chapter which reflect a motif or theme introduced in the foregoing prose and ends the book with a group of poems garnered from the journey of life under the title, “Ruminations along the way.”
In lieu if a book launch, Lafferty has posted a series of short videos here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQHie21s8s614uhMBG18GPQ/featured .
Until the pandemic is over, the book can be purchased via e-transfer from [email protected] for $20.00 + $6.00 postage & handling.