"Roo Borson invites us to embark on a meditative, imaginative and spiritual journey. [Her work] has a profound inner life. It is resonant and whole, moving with quiet, apparently easy steps into the depth of human experience."
— Jury Citation, Governor General's Award

Biography

Roo Borson

Photo by Steve Schwartz

Roo Borson’s most recent book of poetry, Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar — the final volume in a triptych with Rain; road; an open boat and Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida — was published this year by Penguin Random House. She has received the Governor General's Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Griffin Poetry Prize, and has also won awards for her essays. With Kim Maltman, she writes and translates collaboratively under the pen name Baziju. She lives in Toronto.

Works by Roo Borson

Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar
Box Kite
Rain; Road; an Open Boat
Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida
Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei
Personal History