How Beautiful We All Were

Shelly Grimson's lost portraits of Canadian poets.

We already knew that young Leonard Cohen was a hottie, but young Michael Ondaatje (pictured at left)? Hubba hubba! On display at the Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto until the end of April, How Beautiful We All Were brings together portraits of 16 Canadian poets, shot by Shelly Grimson, many of which have never been seen by the public before. This is a CanLit project we can really get behind.




2sheldon_grimson_michael_ondaatje_web Portraits of sixteen Canadian poets
Photography by Shelly Grimson