Handwriting - Poems

Author(s): Michael Ondaatje

Poetry

"Tumultuous, vibrant, tragic and over too soon." --Newsday

Handwriting is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since The Cinnamon Peeler. The exquisite poems collected here draw on history, mythology, landscape, and personal memories to weave a rich tapestry of images that reveal the longing for--and expose the anguish over--lost loves, homes, and language, as the poet contemplates scents and gestures and evokes a time when "handwriting occurred on waves, / on leaves, the scripts of smoke" and remembers a woman's "laughter with its / intake of breath. Uhh huh."

Crafted with lyrical delicacy and seductive power, Handwriting reminds us of Michael Ondaatje's stature as one of the finest poets writing today.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780375705410
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.107955
  • : March 2000
  • : .26 Inches X 5.11 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Ondaatje
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 811/.54
  • : 96