Marius Kociejowski was born in 1949 in Bishop Mills, Ontario. In 1973, he left Canada and later settled in London. Mr. Kociejowski’s father & mother were Polish & English, respectively.
His first collection of poetry was Coast, published by Greville Press in 1991. Anvil Press then published Doctor Honoris Causa (1993) and Music’s Bride (1999). A Canadian edition of his poems, which collected the above, So Dance the Lords of Language, was published by Porcupine’s Quill in 2003.
He has also published two books on Syria, The Street Philosopher, and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey (Sutton, 2004) and a sequel, The Pigeon Wars of Damascus (Biblioasis, 2010), and edited the anthology Syria through Writers’ Eyes (Eland, 2006). He lives in London and is currently at work on a record of a world journey through London’s exiled and émigré artists, writers, poets, and musicians.
Books in order of publication:
Coast – 1991
Doctor Honoris Causa – 1993
Music’s Bride – 1999
So Dance the Lords of Language – 2003
The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey – 2004
Syria through Writer’s Eyes – 2006
The Pigeon Wars of Damascus – 2010
A Factotum in the Book Trade – 2022