Michael Ondaatje is the author of three previous novels, a memoir and eleven books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 1962 and now lives in Toronto.
"Michael Ondaatje's poems read with the same whimsical precision
and authority one finds in his prose. He is the most sensibly
ironic writer I've read in years, and the most generously disposed.
Would that all worlds were this deftly attended."
"Ondaatje is one of the country's best, a formidable craftsman
-The Whig-Standard, Kingston
"You feel yourself deep inside his mind and heart, and from
there you feel the poem dance."