The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems
If Michael Ondaatje’s novels have the compression and power of poetry, his poems read like narratives that have been pared down to their essence. The poems that have been brought together in this electrifying volume are stylish yet endlessly surprising explorations of friendship and passion, family history and personal mythology. Spanning twenty-seven years and representing the best poems from Ondaatje’s hard-to-find earlier collections, 'The Cinnamon Peeler' is a masterpiece of intelligence, wit and an exultant love of language.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
For years, I've adored Ondaatje's fiction, and enjoyed his poetry, albeit to a lesser extent. I've thought, repeatedly, that Ondaatje's fiction is remarkable for his poetic thought and language, while ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing
The Cinnamon Peeler is a book of poems by Michael Ondaatje, covering a nearly 30-year period of his writing career. The poems contained here are largely pulled from two earlier collections, There’s a ... Read full review