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Celebration of Canadian Poetry: on Michael Ondaatje

an excerpt from my essay on Michael Ondaatje, featured on week 34 of Brick Book’s Celebration of Canadian poetry:

“Footprint, identity scan, collection of clues, the author signaling to the reader: come find me here, amid this list of things. Were I to create something similar, close to the top of the list, would surface, Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (House of Anansi, 1970)…”

Read the full essay here

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