Asoka Weerasinghe

Asoka Weerasinghe was born in Sri Lanka in 1936. He lived in England for a dozen years prior to relocating to Canada in 1968. In 1970 Weerasinghe completed an M.Sc. degree at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL where his thesis was entitled: Stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Ordovician Long Point formation, Port au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland. His poem “Trail of Mankind” was adopted as the storyline for Canada’s National Museum of Man’s Orientation Hall in Ottawa in 1972. A resident of Ottawa, Ontario, Weerasinghe co-founded the Gloucester Spoken Art poetry and storytelling series. This work earned him the City of Ottawa Distinguished Civic Award for 2003 in the field of Arts and Culture.

Poetry

Butterfly Poems

Gloucester, Ont.: Gloucester Spoken Art, 2001.

Poetry

Exile, 1956-1978

Cornwall, Ont.: Vesta Publications, 1978.

Poetry

Home Again Lanka

Ottawa.: Commoners’ Pub. Society, 1981.

Poetry

Hot Tea and Cinnamon Buns: Poems

Cornwall, Ont.: Vesta, [1980].

Poetry

Kitsilano Beach Songs: A Collection of Poems

Ottawa.: Commoners’ Pub. Society, 1990.

Poetry

The Land of Serendipity

Gloucester, Ont.: Gloucester Spoken Art, 2008.

Poetry

Mayan Love Songs

Gloucester, Ont.: Gloucester Spoken Art, 2007.

Poetry

Memories

Gloucester, Ont.: Gloucester Spoken Art, 2010.
PS8595 .E417 M46 2010

Poetry

Poems for Jeannie

Cornwall, Ont.: Vesta Publications, 1976.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Poems from daddy

Gloucester, Ont.: Gloucester Spoken Art, 1997.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Poems in November

Ottawa.: Commoners’ Pub., 1977.

Poetry

Selected Poems 1958-1983

Cornwall, Ont.: Vesta Publications, 1983.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Tapestry: Poems

Gloucester, Ont.: Gloucester Spoken Art, 1999.

Poetry

Tears for my Roots: Poems

Ottawa.: Commoners’ Pub. Society, 1994.

Poetry

Tewa: Selected Poems

Gloucester, Ont.: Gloucester Spoken Art, 2004.

Links

Publisher Gloucester Spoken Art