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Ondaatje, Michael. LAST INK: POEM FROM "HANDWRITING". New York City, NY: 92nd Street Y Publication, 2005. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 6 pages. Fine. Signed.

Rare Michael Ondaatje collectible item. A fine copy of the 92nd Street Y Souvenir Program, which includes a loose page reproduction of Michael Ondaatje's poem, "Last Ink". The page is printed on cream uncoated stock paper and is eminently suitable for framing. One of his finest poems, "Last Ink" is from Ondaatje's "Handwriting", his tenth poetry collection. Exquisitely written, it is a timely reminder that the author considers himself primarily a poet, and is indeed one of the finest living poets in the English language. Part of the majestic and lyrical beauty of his fiction comes from the fact that Michael Ondaatje has a poetic sensibility and writes what Joseph Brodsky once called "poet's prose". An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Michael Ondaatje collectors. This copy of the 92nd Street Y Souvenir Program is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen (on the loose page itself that reproduces "Last Ink") by Michael Ondaatje. This is a highly collectible Ondaatje item. As far as we know, it is the only such signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1992 for "The English Patient". One of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL ONDAATJE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $20.00

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