Handwriting Poems by Michael Ondaatje


First Published in Great Britain 1998

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A book of new poems, his first since The Cinnamon Peeler, by the award-winning novelist and poet. Exquisitely crafted, these poems are about love, history and landscape that transport us with breathtaking imagery to the poets first home Sri Lanka.

Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First British Edition. Lightly bumped top tips else fine in near fine dust jacket. | “HANDWRITING is the most difficult book of poems I’ve ever written. It’s the book of poems of mine I feel proudest of — and it’s not just because it was the last book. I just felt I got to language or the kind of poetry I didn’t know I could try and write.” — Ondaatje, interview in GEORGIA STRAIGHT (Vancouver), April 13-20, 2000 issue.

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