The Long Poem anthology

The Long Poem anthology

Michael Ondaatje / Dec 08, 2019

The Long Poem anthology Contains long poems by Robert Kroetsch Stuart MacKinnon Daphne Marlatt Don McKay Robin Blaser Frank Davey George Bowering Roy Kiyooka and bpNichol Edited and with an introduction by Ondaatje

  • Title: The Long Poem anthology
  • Author: Michael Ondaatje
  • ISBN: 9780889101777
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contains 9 long poems by Robert Kroetsch, Stuart MacKinnon, Daphne Marlatt, Don McKay, Robin Blaser, Frank Davey, George Bowering, Roy Kiyooka and bpNichol Edited and with an introduction by Ondaatje Also included is a brief bibliography of each poet, and a statement by them about the writing of each poem.

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    About "Michael Ondaatje"

      • Michael Ondaatje

        He was born to a Burgher family of Dutch Tamil Sinhalese Portuguese origin He moved to England with his mother in 1954 After relocating to Canada in 1962, Ondaatje became a Canadian citizen Ondaatje studied for a time at Bishops College School and Bishop s University in Lennoxville, Quebec, but moved to Toronto and received his BA from the University of Toronto and his MA from Queen s University in Kingston, Ontario and began teaching at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario In 1970 he settled in Toronto From 1971 to 1988 he taught English Literature at York University and Glendon College in Toronto.He and his wife, novelist and academic Linda Spalding, co edit Brick, A Literary Journal, with Michael Redhill, Michael Helm, and Esta Spalding.Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje s work also encompasses memoir, poetry, and film.Ondaatje has, since the 1960s, also been involved with Toronto s influential Coach House Books, supporting the independent small press by working as a poetry editor.In 1988 Michael Ondaatje was made an Officer of the Order of Canada OC and two years later became a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.He has two children and is the brother of philanthropist, businessman, and author Christopher Ondaatje.In 1992 he received the Man Booker Prize for his winning novel adapted into an Academy Award winning film, The English Patient.


    1. Took a few years to get thru, but here we are! A nice time capsule of poetry, long poetry, a long time coming. Honestly, the best poem was Allophanes, but there wasn't anything in here I hated. Just a real treat. I like the long-poem for the room it gives to breathe and come to an idea at a different pace. I think this book would have done better with more women in it, but that said, I'm sure there's some newer anthology that has just that, and that I could just go looking for it. I'm happy I di [...]

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