About the author
Orville Lloyd Douglas is a writer and social activist. His writing examines image versus reality of tolerance and multiculturalism in Canada from the perspective of a young, gay, black man. His poetry has been published in various literary journals and anthologies across Canada. His poetry has received critical acclaim from George Elliott Clarke, who described Douglas' first collection, You Don't Know Me (TSAR, 2005), as "bold and brash," and Ginsbergesque in "the same pell-mell rush of ideas and images that drives Howl." Douglas resides in Brampton, Ontario.
Under My Skin is a raw and passionate exploration of desire, power and difference in the Canadian landscape. Douglas' poetry is visceral and emotionally compelling. The work embodies a profound yearning for love, tenderness and ethical recognition. - Sheila L. Cavanagh, York University professor and author of Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality and the Hygienic Imagination.