Thursday, January 14, 2010

Canadian Poet P.K. Page Died Today

From the Victoria Times-Colonist:
Award-winning poet, novelist and painter P.K. (Patricia Kathleen) Page died today at 3 a.m. in her Oak Bay home. She was 93.
The grand dame of Canadian letters — who was born in England but moved to Canada in 1919 —received many honours including the Governor General’s Award, the Order of Canada and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for her literary efforts.
She was renowned as a poet but also wrote more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, as well as librettos for opera.
A sample poem is online from the U.of T. here.

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