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Margaret Avison (1918 – )

Nationality: Canadian Periods: Canadian: 20th Century

Considered one of Canada’s finest poets

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Margaret Avison: Power, Knowledge and the Language of Poetry
“Margaret Avison’s poetry is prompted and sustained by a sense of power to which the poems themselves give access. They dramatize her efforts to contact the sources of that power and to gain the knowledge it permits, a contact that is discouraged by the cynical frame of mind of modern man and so must be won through poetic effort, a knowledge that is inhibited by his misplaced faith in reason.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: J. M. Kertzer
From: Canadian Poetry vol. 4

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Margaret Avison
One of a few sites on Canadian poets by the U of T, it contains biography and writing philosophy sections on Margaret Avison, as well as several of her poems and external links.
Contains: Full Bio, Awards, Pictures, Criticism, Bibliography, Commentary
From: University of Toronto and University of Toronto Library

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