Runaway Dreams is the renowned Ojibwe author's 2011 first poetry anthology. This 129-page volume features 48 story poems that explore identity, Canada, traditions, travel, music, literature, the land, friends, and family. His poems tell stories lyrically, the pauses of the line breaks making room for a reader’s reflection and images enhancing the impact—my skin is broken territory / and my heart went along for the ride. If there is one theme that runs through this collection it is movement—as physical and spiritual travelling, as journeys toward the Old Ones, as displacement and as reconnection, as search for home and identity—so that planting flowers becomes an Injun thing—set against the theme of simply being: on the land and embraced by love. One of the most compelling poems is called The Canada Poem. This collection is meant to be read aloud like a short story. Highly recommended for secondary level English Literature courses as well as College and University level literature courses.