Notable Contemporary Canadian Poets
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An extremely comprehensive introduction to the work of Milton Acorn hosted by the University of Toronto libraries.
O.W. Toad: Margaret Atwood Reference Site
A site compiled by Atwood herself, with regular updates and textual tidbits from the author. The site includes a full bibliography, as well as interviews, copies of Atwood’s lectures, and screeds of other information.
The Earle Birney Homepage
This web site offers an introduction to some of Earle Birney’s writing, particularly the social and critical history of that writing. The site features a collection of essays and reviews provided by the National Library of Canada, a digital archive and multimedia display, a brief biography and selected bibliography, and manuscript drafts of one of Birney’s most famous poems.
bill bissett: In the Whirlwind
A collection of bissett’s sound poems, read by the author, in tandem with textual transcriptions and illustrations.
Canadian Women Poets: Dionne Brand
Biographical and bibliographical information from the Brock University Canadian Women’s Poetry project.
George Elliot Clarke Biography, Athabasca University
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia
A biography, list of publications, and compilation of awards from the Writers’ Federation of which Clarke is a part.
Literary Montreal: A Tribute to Louis Dudek
An interesting personal eulogy/memoir written upon Dudek’s passing.
Writing in Canada: Robert Finch
Basic bibliography, list of secondary criticism, and awards and accolades.
Ralph Gustafson Biography
A brief but complete biography from Wikipedia with a complete list of his works.
What started out as a site dedicated to the successful preservation of Kogawa’s childhood home is now a site with a wealth information about this writer: pictures, text exerpts, bibliograhpies all available.
January Magazine: Robert Kroetsch
A lengthy interview with the author.
Patrick Lane Pages
The author’s personal web page, with a comprehensive biographical overview, a photo gallery, drawings, recordings, and excerpts from works in progress.
Irving Layton: A Memorial Blog
A memorial blog, started after the authour’s death, that loyally follows the current media surrounding him. Contains biography, poetry, and excellent links.
Dennis Lee by the University of Toronto
Getting a Read on Dennis Lee: CBC Digital Archives
This page features an interview aired on Dec. 16, 1977. Contains readings of some children’s poems and a discussion of that crossover from poet to kids’ poet.
Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography
A comprehensive biography, albeit with a religious focus – Livesay was a devout member of the Unitarian Church.
Pat Lowther, Canadian Women Poets
A concise page of information published by Brock University.
The Canadian Literature Archive: Eli Mandel
A complete listing of Mandel’s primary and secondary sources.
Northwest Passages: Author Profile
A biographical and bibliographical focus piece on Marlatt from the online bookstore Northwest Passages.
Poets and Writers Magazine: Gillian McCain
Coconut Poetry : Gillian McCain
This site features “Canto Five” from the longer poem Descent of the Dolls, written by McCain in collaboration with Jeffery Conway and David Trinidad.
Biography by Griffin Poetry Prize
Created by the Griffin Trust to announce McKay’s 2007 win. This site has an excellent audio clip and useful links.
bpNichol: Homepage Away from Home
A fascinating site, created posthumously by Karl Young, Nichol’s primary publisher. The site details some of Nichol’s basic work, collaborations and continuations, and provides secondary commentary.
The bpNichol Project
This Coach House Books site offers bpNichol’s work in digital form: major works, ephemera, and sound poetry. It also contains a photo gallery and a lengthy biography.
Exerpts of a book of collected poetry on Google books.
The Complete Poems and Letters of E.J. Pratt
A hypertext edition of Pratt’s poems and letters from Trent University (still in progress as of yet).
Jamie Reaney’s son wrote this memorial piece on his blog in honour of his father’s life and passing. A touching, personal, and insightful look at Reaney Sr.
Joe Rosenblatt by the University of Toronto
The University of Toronto’s site provides a biography, bibliography, and poems.
A Mondo magazine interview conducted by Evie Christie from August 8, 2008.
A quiet tribute site created by her close friend Carol Taylor. Includes a thorough biography, list of distinctions, and samples of her poetry.
An entry from the Canadian Encyclopedia online. Page also contains relevant links for more information on the poetess.
Conducted by Nicole Laidler.
January Magazine: Jane Urquhart
An article about Urquhart taken from January Magazine, with extensive interview segments.