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This famous Canadian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Canadian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Canada.

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Abley, Mark

Mark Abley (born 13 May 1955) is a Canadian poet, journalist, editor and non-fiction writer. His latest book is Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott, to be published in November 2013.
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Acorn, Milton

Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.. Canadian poet writer and playwright
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Allard, Donna

Donna Allard (born in Moncton, Canada ) is a Canadian poet and writer. She currently serves as president of the Executive Board of the Canadian Poetry Association. She is owner of the Allard Agency and founder of Chocolate River Association.
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Allen, Lillian

Lillian Allen is a Canadian dub poet, reggae musician, writer and Juno award winner.
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Alonzo, Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Alonzo, CM (December 13, 1951 – June 11, 2005) was a Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic and publisher.
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Amabile, George

George Amabile (born 29 May 1936) is a Canadian poet who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba .
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Anderson, Patrick

Patrick John MacAllister Anderson (4 August 1915, Ashtead – 17 March 1979, Halstead ) was an English -born Canadian poet. He was educated at Oxford and Columbia. He taught in Montreal, both at private schools and at McGill University, between 1940 and 1950.
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Anderson, Rod

Rodney J. Anderson BA (born 15 April 1935 in Toronto ) is a Canadian poet, musician and Chartered Accountant. After spending decades living in Toronto, he currently lives in Cobourg, Ontario with his wife, Merike Lugus.
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Andre, Michael

Michael Andre (born August 31, 1946) is a Canadian, disc jockey, poet, critic and editor living in New York City .
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Arnason, David

David Arnason (born 1940 Gimli, Manitoba, Canada ) is a Canadian author and poet who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with his partner Mhari Mackintosh.
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Atwood, Margaret

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC, O.Ont, FRSC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. While she is best known for her work as a novelist, she is also a poet, having published 15 books of poetry to date. Many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have been interests of hers from an early age. Atwood has published short stories in Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper's, CBC Anthology, Ms., Saturday Night, and many other magazines. She has also published four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works.. poet novelist essayist
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Avison, Margaret

Margaret Avison, OC (April 23, 1918 – July 31, 2007) was a Canadian poet who twice won Canada's Governor General's Award and has also won its Griffin Poetry Prize. "Her work has often been praised for the beauty of its language and images.". Canadian poet
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B, Lisa

Lisa B (Lisa Baird ) is a political spoken word poet based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Since 2001, she has performed spoken-word poetry at shows around B.C. and in Oregon. She describes herself as a queer woman and an incest and violence survivor.
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Babstock, Ken

Ken Babstock is a Canadian poet. He was born in Newfoundland and raised in the Ottawa Valley. Babstock began publishing his poems in journals and anthologies, winning gold at the 1997 Canadian National Magazine Awards. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.. Canadian poet
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Bailey, Alfred

Alfred Goldsworthy Bailey, OC   FRSC (March 18, 1905 – April 21, 1997) was a Canadian educator, poet, anthropologist, ethno-historian, and academic administrator.
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Banks, Chris

Chris Banks (born 1970) is a Canadian poet .
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Bannerji, Kaushalya

Kaushalya Bannerji (born Calcutta ) is a Canadian poet.
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Bannerman, Frances

Frances Bannerman (née Jones ) (1855 – 1940) was a Novascotian painter and poet. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855. She was the youngest daughter of Lt. Governor Alfred G. Jones and grew up in what is now the Waegwoltic Club. She was an oil painter and a watercolourist, as well as an illustrator in black and white. IN 1886, at age 31, she married Hamlet Bannerman, a London painter, in Halifax and that year they moved to Great Marlowe, England.
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Barros, Adriana de

Adriana Aleixo Pereira de Barros (born 1976) is a Portuguese and Canadian illustrator, web designer, and poet.
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Barton, John

John Barton (born 1957) is a Canadian poet .
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Barzanji, Jalal

Jalal Barzanji (born 1953 in Arbil northern of Iraq) is a contemporary Kurdish poet and writer.
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Basmajian, Shaunt

Shaunt Basmajian (30 September 1950 – 25 January 1990) was a Canadian poet and author.
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Bassolé-Ouédraogo, Angèle

Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo (born 1967) is an Ivoirian born Canadian poet and journalist. She was born in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and raised in, Upper Volta and was educated at the University of Ouagadougou. She subsequently studied in Canada, receiving a doctorate from the University of Ottawa and a journalism degree from the Université de Montréal .
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Bauer, Bill

William Bauer is a U.S. -born poet who immigrated with his wife, Nancy Bauer, to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1965.
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Beardsley, Doug

Doug Beardsley (born April 27, 1941) is a Canadian poet and educator. He has collaborated with numerous other writers including Al Purdy, Theresa Kishkan and Charles Lillard .
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Beauchemin, Nérée

Charles-Nérée Beauchemin (February 20, 1850 – June 29, 1931) was a French Canadian regionalist poet and physician from Yamachiche, near Three Rivers, Quebec.
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Beaulieu, Derek

Derek Alexander Beaulieu (born 1973) is a Canadian poet, publisher and anthologist.
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Belford, Ken

Ken Belford (born 1946) is a poet from Bemont, Alberta presently (as of 2006 [update] ) living in Prince George, British Columbia. He is known for his prolific chapbook making. Belford has been active in Canadian poetry since the 1960s.
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Bemrose, John

John Bemrose is a Canadian arts journalist, novelist, poet and playwright. His arts reviews have appeared in Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, the National Post and on CBC Radio .
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Benoit, Robbie

Robbie Benoit is a Canadian poet and writer. A longtime resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, he is best known for his Tall Yukon Tales .
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Bergeron, Jean-Philippe

Jean-Philippe Bergeron (born 1978 Saint-Hyacinthe ) is a Quebec writer and poet. He won the Prix Alain-Grandbois in 2004.
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Betts, Craven Langstroth

Craven Langstroth Betts (1853—1941) was a Canadian poet and author.
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Billings, Robert

Robert Billings (1949 – 1986) was a Canadian poet and editor.
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Birney, Earle

Earle Alfred Birney, OC, FRSC (13 May 1904 – 3 September 1995) was a distinguished Canadian poet and novelist, who twice won the Governor General's Award, Canada's top literary honor, for his poetry.. Canadian anti-conventional poet also wrote novels short stories drama
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Bissett, Bill

Bill Bissett (born William Frederick Bissett, November 23, 1939) is a Canadian poet famous for his anti-conventional style. He deliberately does not capitalise his name.. Canadian anti-conventional poet
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Blaser, Robin

Robin Francis Blaser (May 18, 1925 – May 7, 2009) was an author and poet in both the United States and Canada .
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Block, Laurie

Laurie Block (born 1949) is a Canadian poet and educator. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he studied at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba .
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Blodgett, E. D.

Edward Dickinson Blodgett (26 February 1935) is a Canadian poet, literary critic, and translator who won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1996 for his collection Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano .
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Boates, Robert

Robert Boates, (b. 1954) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a Canadian poet. In 1989 he suffered a head injury which caused brain trauma, damaging the language center of his brain. His poetry, which is clear, erudite, well-crafted, intelligent, and economical, "provides a literary voice for survivors of brain trauma, documenting his passage in a second life." In 2006 he published He Carries Fear with Cactus Tree Press. His style, in its contemporariness-without-ornament, can be reminiscent of Larry Levis .
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Bök, Christian

Christian Bök (born August 10, 1966 in Toronto, Canada) is an experimental Canadian poet. He is the author of Eunoia, which won the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize, and which has been said to be "Canada's best-selling poetry book ever."
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Bolster, Stephanie

Stephanie Bolster (born 1969 ) is a Canadian poet who lives in Montreal, Quebec, and is a professor of creative writing at Concordia University. She was at one point a writer in residence at York House School .
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Borson, Roo

Ruth Elizabeth Borson, who writes under the name Roo Borson (born 20 January 1952 in Berkeley, California ) is a Canadian poet who lives in Toronto. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia .
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Bouraoui, Hédi

Hédi Bouraoui (born July 16, 1932 in Sfax, Tunisia ) is a Tunisian / Canadian poet, novelist and academic, who regularly deals with themes involving the transcendence of cultural boundaries.
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Bourinot, Arthur

Arthur Stanley Bourinot (November 3, 1893 – January 17, 1969) was a Canadian lawyer, scholar, and poet. "His carefully researched historical and biographical books and articles on Canadian poets, such as Duncan Campbell Scott, Archibald Lampman, George Frederick Cameron, William E. Marshall and Charles Sangster, have made a valuable contribution to the field of literary criticism in Canada ."
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Bowering, George

George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (born December 1, 1935) is a prolific Canadian novelist, poet, historian, and biographer. He has served as Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
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Bowering, Marilyn

Marilyn Bowering (born April 13, 1949) is a Canadian poet, novelist and playwright. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and currently lives in Sooke, British Columbia. Marilyn Bowering is married and has one daughter.
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Bowling, Tim

Tim Bowling (born 1964 in Vancouver, British Columbia ) is a Canadian novelist and poet. He spent his youth in Ladner, British Columbia, and now lives in Edmonton, Alberta. He has published four novels.
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bpNichol,

Barrie Phillip Nichol (30 September 1944 Vancouver, British Columbia – 25 September 1988 Toronto, Ontario ), who often went by his lower-case initials and last name, with no spaces (bpNichol ), was a Canadian poet. He became widely known for his concrete poetry while living there in the 1960s. He received his elementary teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia in 1963, but he only worked a brief stint as a teacher. He had audited creative writing courses while in university, and his life moved in that direction after about a year of teaching.
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Braid, Kate

Kathleen (Kate) Braid is a Canadian poet.
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Braithwaite, Lawrence Ytzhak

Lawrence Christopher Patrick (aka Ytzhak) Braithwaite (March 17, 1963 – 14 July 2008 ) was a novelist, spoken word artist, dub poet, essayist, digital drummer and short fiction writer.
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