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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilfred Campbell Narrator: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781614960300
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Contains a description and biography of the primary editor and poet, William Wilfred Campbell, and secondary collaborator, poet Archibald Lampman and the two primary critics who sustained Canadian poetry during the 20th century, E. K. Brown & Douglas Bush. The Canadian government and academy adopted that role more recently. The 251 poems are read in their entirety, with a light commentary at the end. Wilfred Campbell focuses on the English Canadian tradition since French Canadians had their own history and influences, though Montreal and Quebec loom large in many poems. The poetry is distinctly Canadian with a sense of immense space, early pioneering, complex relationship with Britain, the forests, Native Americans and the northern aspects of the country. Not academic nor focused on that community. Intended for poetry readers worldwide. The collection includes every major English Canadian poet of the period, from Sangster & Lampman to Robert Service. 

A perfect introduction to English Canadian poetry.

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About the Author

Wilfred Campbell (1860-1918) was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country’s Confederation Poets, a group that included fellow Canadians Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. He was a colleague of Lampman and Scott. By the end of the 19th century, he was considered the unofficial poet laureate of Canada. 

About the Narrator

Deaver Brown is an author and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and his books include Crucial Conversations, Presidential Wisdom, George Washington: Farewell Address, and numerous others.