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Famous Canadian Poets - Famous Poets from Canada

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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Atwood, Margaret

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Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC, O.Ont, FRSC 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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Cohen, Leonard

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Leonard Norman Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist.
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Service, Robert William

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Robert William Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". He is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses).
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Ondaatje, Michael

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Philip Michael Ondaatje, is a Sri Lankan -born Canadian novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
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Clarke, Austin

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Austin Clarke was one of the leading Irish poets of the generation after W. B. Yeats. Education: Belvedere College, University College Dublin. Born: May 9, 1896, Dublin, Republic of Ireland,
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Nowlan, Alden

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Alden Albert Nowlan (January 25, 1933 - June 27, 1983) was a critically acclaimed Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright
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Montgomery, Lucy Maud

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Lucy Maud Montgomery: Canadian poet. Lucy Maud Montgomery poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Lucy Maud Montgomery biography.
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Elson, Rebecca

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Rebecca Anne Wood Elson (1960 — 1999) was a Canadian - American astronomer and writer .
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Carson, Anne

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Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University, the University of Michigan, and at Princeton University from 1980-1987. She was a 1998 Guggenheim Fellow. and in 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also won a Lannan Literary Award.. Canadian poet essayist translator and professor
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Walker, Annie Louisa

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Annie Louisa Walker: Canadian poet. Annie Louisa Walker poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Annie Louisa Walker biography.
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Jiles, Paulette

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Paulette Jiles-Johnson (born 4 Apr 1943) is an American -born Canadian poet and novelist. Born in Salem, Missouri, she was educated at the University of Illinois in Spanish literature. Jiles moved to Canada in 1969. She is married to Jim Johnson and has three stepchildren and six grandchildren. Currently she lives in San Antonio, Texas .
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Ross, W.W.E.

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William Wrightson Eustace Ross (June 14, 1894 – August 26, 1966) was a Canadian geophysicist and poet. He was the first published poet in Canada to write Imagist poetry, and later the first to write surrealist verse, both of which have led some to call him "the first modern Canadian poet ."
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Acorn, Milton

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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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Koyczan, Shane

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Shane L. Koyczan (born 22 May 1976) is a Canadian poet and writer.
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Layton, Irving

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Irving Peter Layton, OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born Canadian poet. He was known for his "tell it like it is" style which won him a wide following but also made enemies. As T. Jacobs notes in his biography (2001), Layton fought Puritanism throughout his life:. Romanian-born Canadian poet
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Purdy, Al

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Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC   OOnt (December 30, 1918 – April 21, 2000) was a 20th-century Canadian free verse poet. Purdy's writing career spanned fifty-six years. His works include thirty-nine books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence, in addition to his posthumous works. He has been called the nation's "unofficial poet laureate " and "a national poet in a way that you only find occasionally in the life of a culture." However, acclaim is not universal. Noted Canadian formalist poet James Pollock, when asked to "Name one poet, living or dead, it seems everyone loves but you," answered: "In Canada, Al Purdy. The emperor has no clothes."
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Abley, Mark

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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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Alonzo, Anne-Marie

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

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George William Albert Chapman, né George William Alphred (13 December 1850 – 23 February 1917), was a Canadian poet .
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Maracle, Lee

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Lee Maracle (born July 2, 1950) is a Canadian First Nations poet and author.
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Allen, Lillian

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Lillian Allen is a Canadian dub poet, reggae musician, writer and Juno award winner.
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MacDonald, Wilson

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Wilson Pugsley MacDonald (May 5, 1880 – April 8, 1967) was a popular Canadian poet who "was known mainly in his own time for his considerable platform abilities" as a reader of his poetry. By reading fees, and by selling his books at readings, he was able to make a living from his poetry alone. In the 1920s he was so popular "that his fame eclipsed that of Robert Service and Pauline Johnson ."
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Dakos, Kalli

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Kalli Dakos (born June 16, 1950) is a Canadian children's poet and teacher. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated from Queen's University, earning BAH and BEd degrees.
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Joe, Rita

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Rita Joe, PC   CM (March 15, 1932 – March 20, 2007) was a Mi'kmaw poet and song writer, often referred to as the Poet Laureate of the Mi'kmaq people.
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Anderson, Patrick

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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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