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Main article: Canadian poetry in English
Main article: Canadian poetry in French

This is a list of Canadian poets. Years link to corresponding "[year] in poetry" articles. The poet's province is given; also, if the poet wrote in another language than English.

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  1. Mark Abley (born 1955), Quebec
  2. Milton Acorn (1923-1986), Prince Edward Island
  3. Mary Electa Adams (1823-1898), Ontario; aunt of Helena Coleman
  4. Gil Adamson (born 1961), Ontario
  5. Marie-Celie Agnant (born 1953), Haitian-born novelist, poet, and writer of children's books
  6. Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (born 1965), Ontario, Chippewa
  7. John Akpata, Ontario
  8. Donald Alarie (born 1945), writer, poet and teacher
  9. Edna Alford (born 1947), Saskatchewan
  10. Sandra Alland (born 1973), Ontario / Scotland
  11. Donna Allard (born 1956), New Brunswick
  12. Lillian Allen (born 1951), Ontario
  13. Henry Alline (1748-1784), New Brunswick
  14. William Talbot Allison (1874-1941), Manitoba
  15. Bert Almon (born 1943), Alberta
  16. Anne-Marie Alonzo (1951-2005), Quebec, French..
  17. George Amabile (born 1936), Manitoba
  18. Mary Frances Ames (1853-1929), Ontario
  19. Marguerite Andersen (born 1924), German-born, primarily francophone writer, academic and editor
  20. James Anderson (1842-1923), British Columbia
  21. Patrick Anderson (1915-1979), Quebec
  22. Robert T. Anderson (1880-1960), British Columbia / Alberta
  23. Rod Anderson (born 1935), poet, musician and accountant
  24. Michael Andre (born 1946), poet, critic and editor living in the United States
  25. Jeannette Armstrong (born 1948), British Columbia
  26. David Arnason (born 1940), Manitoba
  27. Joanne Arnott (born 1960), Metis writer
  28. Isidore G. Ascher (1835-1933), Quebec / England
  29. Margaret Atwood (born 1939), Ontario
  30. Margaret Avison (born 1918-2007), Ontario

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Earle Birney

  1. Lisa B, British Columbia / Ontario
  2. Ken Babstock (born 1970), Ontario
  3. Alfred Bailey (1905-1997), New Brunswick
  4. Jacob Bailey (1731-1808), Nova Scotia
  5. Chris Banks (born 1970). Ontario
  6. Kaushalya Bannerji, Ontario
  7. Frances Bannerman (1855-1940), Nova Scotia / England
  8. Gertrude Bartlett (1868-1942), Quebec
  9. John Barton (born 1957), Ontario / British Columbia
  10. Gary Barwin (born 1964), Ontario
  11. Jalal Barzanji (born 1953), Kurdistan / Alberta
  12. Shaunt Basmajian (1950-1990), Ontario
  13. Nancy Bauer (born 1934), New Brunswick, wife of William Bauer
  14. William Bauer (1932-2010), New Brunswick, husband of Nancy Bauer
  15. Doug Beardsley (born 1941), British Columbia
  16. Derek Beaulieu (born 1973) Alberta
  17. Henry Beissel (born 1929), Ontario
  18. Ken Belford (born 1946), British Columbia
  19. John Bemrose (born 1947), Ontario
  20. John Wilson Bengough (1851-1923), Ontario
  21. Robbie Benoit (died 2007), Yukon
  22. Mary Josephine Benson (1887-1965), Ontario
  23. Jean-Philippe Bergeron, francophone writer and poet
  24. Craven Langstroth Betts (1853-1941), New Brunswick / United States
  25. Navtej Bharati, India  / Ontario
  26. Robert Billings (1949-1986), Ontario
  27. Earle Birney (1904-1995), British Columbia
  28. bill bissett (born 1939), British Columbia
  29. Grace Blackburn (1865-1926), Ontario
  30. Robin Blaser (1925-2009), United States / British Columbia
  31. Jean Blewett (1872-1934), Ontario
  32. Laurie Block (born 1949), Manitoba
  33. E.D. Blodgett (born 1935), Alberta
  34. Robert Boates (born 1954), Ontario
  35. Christian Bok (born 1966), Ontario
  36. Stephanie Bolster (born 1969), British Columbia / Quebec
  37. Roo Borson (born 1952), Ontario
  38. Michael Boughn (born 1946), Ontario
  39. Arthur Bourinot (1893-1969), Ontario
  40. George Bowering (born 1935), British Columbia
  41. Marilyn Bowering (born 1949), British Columbia
  42. Tim Bowling (born 1964), Alberta
  43. Louise Morey Bowman (1881-1944), Quebec
  44. Alex Boyd (born 1969), Ontario
  45. Beverley Bie Brahic, France / United States
  46. Kate Braid (born1947), British Columbia
  47. Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite (1963-2008), British Columbia
  48. Shannon Bramer (born 1973), Ontario
  49. Dionne Brand (born 1953), Ontario 
  50. Di Brandt (born 1952), Manitoba
  51. Jacques Brault (born 1933), French Canadian poet and translator
  52. Diana Brebner (1956-2001), Ontario
  53. Brian Brett (born 1950), British Columbia
  54. Elizabeth Brewster (born 1922), New Brunswick
  55. Robert Bringhurst (born 1946), British Columbia
  56. Edmund Broadus (1876-1936), Alberta
  57. Bertram Brooker (1888-1955), Ontario
  58. Nicole Brossard (born 1943), francophone poet and novelist
  59. Audrey Alexandra Brown (1904-1998), British Columbia
  60. Ronnie R. Brown (born 1946), Ontario
  61. Julie Bruck (born 1957), Quebec / California
  62. Rob Budde (born 1966), British Columbia
  63. Suzanne Buffam (born 1972), Quebec / United States
  64. April Bulmer (born 1963), Ontario
  65. Johnny Burke (1851-1930), Newfoundland
  66. Mick Burrs (born 1940), Saskatchewan
  67. Adam Hood Burwell (1790-1849), Ontario

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  1. Stephen Cain (born 1970), Ontario
  2. Alison Calder, Manitoba
  3. Frank Oliver Call (1878-1956), Quebec
  4. Barry Callaghan (born 1937), Ontario
  5. Anne Cameron (born 1938), British Columbia
  6. George Frederick Cameron (1854-1885), Nova Scotia
  7. William Wilfred Campbell (1858-1918), Ontario
  8. Natalee Caple (born 1970), Ontario
  9. Paul Cargnello (born 1979), Quebec
  10. Bliss Carman (1861-1929), New Brunswick
  11. J.D. Carpenter (born 1948), Ontario
  12. Anne Carson (born 1950), Ontario
  13. Thomas Cary (1751-1823), Quebec
  14. William Chapman (1850-1917), Quebec, French
  15. Jean Charbonneau (1875-1960), francophone poet who was the primary founder of the Montreal Literary School
  16. Robert Choquette (1905-1991), novelist, poet and, briefly, (1968-1970) a diplomat
  17. Lesley Choyce (born 1951), Nova Scotia
  18. Margaret Christakos (born 1962), Ontario
  19. Evie Christie (born 1979), Ontario
  20. Dave Clark, Ontario
  21. Austin Clarke (1934-2016), Barbados / Ontario
  22. George Elliott Clarke (born 1960), Ontario
  23. George Herbert Clarke (1873-1953), Ontario
  24. Wayne Clifford (born 1944), Ontario / New Brunswick
  25. Fred Cogswell (1917-2004), New Brunswick
  26. Leonard Cohen (1934-2016), Quebec
  27. Matt Cohen (1942-1999), Ontario
  28. Helena Coleman (1860-1953), Ontario; niece of Mary Electa Adams
  29. Don Coles (born 1928), Ontario
  30. W.E. Collin (1893-1984), Ontario
  31. John Robert Colombo (born 1936), Ontario
  32. Anne Compton (born 1947), New Brunswick
  33. Wayde Compton (born 1972),British Columbia
  34. Confederation Poets (1890-1914), New Brunswick / Ontario
  35. Jan Conn (born 1952), Quebec / United States
  36. Karen Connelly (born 1969), Ontario
  37. Kevin Connolly (born 1962), Ontario
  38. Edmund Vance Cooke (1886-1932), Ontario / United States
  39. Dennis Cooley (born 1944), Manitoba
  40. Afua Cooper (born 1957), Ontario
  41. Paulo da Costa Canadian-Portuguese author, editor and translator
  42. Dani Couture (born 1978), Ontario
  43. Thomas Cowherd (1817-1907), Ontario
  44. Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850-1887), Ontario
  45. Octave Cremazie (1827-1879), called "the father of French-Canadian poetry" for his patriotic verse
  46. Lynn Crosbie (born 1963), Ontario
  47. Lorna Crozier began writing under the name "Lorna Uher" (born 1948)
  48. Michael Crummey (born 1965), Newfoundland
  49. Julie Crysler, Quebec
  50. jwcurry, John Curry (born 1959), poet, publisher and bookseller
  51. Jen Currin (born 1972), British Coumbia
  52. Sarah Anne Curzon (1833-1898), Ontario

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Louis Dudek

  1. Cyril Dabydeen (born 1945), Guyana / Ontario
  2. Christopher Dafoe (born 1936), Manitoba
  3. Kalli Dakos (born 1950), Ontario / United States
  4. Annie Charlotte Dalton (1865-1938), British Columbia
  5. Mary Dalton, Newfoundland
  6. George J. Dance (born 1953), Ontario
  7. Joseph A. Dandurand (born 1964), British Columbia, Kwantlen
  8. Beverley Daurio (born 1953), Ontario
  9. Frank Davey (born 1940), Ontario
  10. Nicholas Flood Davin (1840-1901), Saskatchewan
  11. Tanya Davis, Nova Scotia
  12. Tom Dawe (born 1940), Newfoundland
  13. Adriana de Barros (born 1976), Portuguese native who moved to Canada at age 3; illustrator, web designer and poet
  14. James Deahl (born 1945), Ontario
  15. Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, performance art duo who have collaborated on performances, films, videos, publications and public art projects since 1989
  16. Barry Dempster (born 1952), Ontario
  17. Michelle Desbarats, Ontario
  18. Edward Hartley Dewart (1828-1903), Ontario
  19. Christopher Dewdney (born 1951), Ontario
  20. Ann Diamond (born 1951), Quebec
  21. Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (born 1949), Ontario
  22. Robert Dickson (1944-2007), Ontario, French
  23. Mary di Michele (born 1949), Ontario / Quebec
  24. Desi Di Nardo (born 1972), Ontario
  25. Kildare Dobbs (born 1923), Ontario
  26. Jeramy Dodds (born 1974), Ontario
  27. James B. Dollard (1872-1946), Ontario
  28. Don Domanski (born 1950), Nova Scotia
  29. Magie Dominic (born 1944), Newfoundland / United States
  30. Jeffery Donaldson (born 1960), Ontario
  31. David Donnell (born 1939), Ontario
  32. Candas Jane Dorsey (born 1952), Alberta
  33. Clive Doucet (born 1946), Ontario
  34. Orville Lloyd Douglas (born 1976), Ontario
  35. Gwladys Downes (botn 1915), British Columbia
  36. Gordon Downie (born 1964), Ontario
  37. William Henry Drummond (1854-1907), Quebec
  38. Louis Dudek (1918-2001) Quebec
  39. Marilyn Dumont (born 1955), Alberta
  40. Douglas Leader Durkin (1884-1967), Manitoba / United States
  41. Paul Dutton (born 1947), Ontario

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Arthur Wentworth Eaton

  1. Arthur Wentworth Eaton (1849-1947), Nova Scotia
  2. Evelyn Eaton (1902-1983), New Brunswick / United States
  3. Pelham Edgar (1871-1948), Ontario
  4. Vic Elias (1948-2006), Ontario
  5. Ronda Eller (born 1965), Ontario
  6. David Elliott (1923-1999), Newfoundland
  7. Rebecca Elson (1960-1999), Quebec / England
  8. R.G. Everson (1903-1992), Quebec

F Edit

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Ferron

  1. Chris Faiers (born 1948), Ontario
  2. Margaret Fairley (1885-1968), Ontario
  3. Dorothy Farmiloe (born 1920), Ontario
  4. Brian Fawcett (born 1944), British Columbia / Ontario
  5. Charles Fenerty (c.1821-1882), Nova Scotia
  6. Jesse Patrick Ferguson, Nova Scotia
  7. Ferron, (born Debby Foisy, 1952), British Columbia
  8. Douglas George Fetherling (born 1949), Ontario
  9. Marya Fiamengo (born 1926), British Columbia
  10. Robert Finch (1900-1995), Ontario
  11. Joan Finnigan (1925-2007), Ontario
  12. Jon Paul Fiorentino (born 1975), Quebec
  13. Judith Fitzgerald (1952-2015), Ontario
  14. Robert Ford (1915-1998), Ontario / Russia
  15. Alexander Louis Fraser (1870-1954), Nova Scotia
  16. David Fraser, British Columbia
  17. Raymond Fraser (born 1941), New Brunswick
  18. Louis-Honoré Fréchette (1839-1908), Qubec, French
  19. Patrick Friesen (born 1946), Manitoba / British Columbia
  20. Mark Frutkin (born 1948), Ontario

G Edit

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John Glassco

  1. Radovan Gajic (born 1953), native Yugoslavian Serb living in Canada since 1985
  2. Don Gammon (1924-2004), New Brunswick
  3. Keith Garebian (born 1943), Ontario
  4. Francois-Xavier Garneau (1809-1866), French Canadian notary, poet, civil servant and historian
  5. Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau (1912-1943), Quebec, French
  6. Bill Gaston (born 1953), British Columbia
  7. Edward Gates (born 1950), New Brunswick
  8. Gary Geddes (born 1940), British Columbia
  9. Antoine Gerin-Lajoie (1824-1882), French Canadian poet and novelist
  10. Marty Gervais (born 1946), Ontario
  11. Robert Gibbs (born 1930), New Brunswick.
  12. Angus Morrison Gidney (1803-1882), Nova Scotia
  13. Charles Ignace Adelard Gill (1871-1918), painter and poet
  14. George W. Gillespie (died 1847), Scotland / Ontario
  15. John Glassco (1909-1981), Quebec
  16. Susan Glickman (born 1953), Ontario
  17. Michael Gnarowski (born 1934), Ontario
  18. Jacques Godbout (born 1933), novelist, essayist, children's writer, journalist, filmmaker and poet
  19. Gerald Godin (1938-1994), French Canadian poet and politician
  20. Oliver Goldsmith (1794-1861)
  21. Leona Gom (born 1946), British Columbia
  22. Alfred Gordon (1888-1959), Quebec
  23. Katherine L. Gordon, Ontario
  24. Phyllis Gotlieb (1926-2009), Ontario
  25. Sue Goyette (born 1964), Nova Scotia
  26. Neile Graham (born 1958), British Columbia / United States
  27. Alain Grandbois (1900-1975), French Canadian poet
  28. Richard Greene (born 1961), Ontario
  29. Leslie Greentree, Alberta.
  30. Eldon Grier (1917-2001), Quebec / British Columbia
  31. Andreas Gripp (born 1964), Ontario
  32. Genni Gunn (born 1949), British Columbia
  33. Gregory Wm. Gunn (born 1960), Ontario
  34. Kristjana Gunnars, Alberta / British Columbia
  35. Jason Guriel, Ontario
  36. Ralph Gustafson (1909-1995), Quebec

H Edit

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Daryl Hine

  1. Paul Haines (1933-2003), Ontario
  2. Katherine Hale (1878-1956), Ontario
  3. Phil Hall (born 1953), Ontario
  4. Ronald Hambleton (1917-2015), Ontario
  5. Jane Eaton Hamilton (born 1954), British Columbia
  6. Claire Harris (born 1937), Alberta
  7. Michael Harris (born 1944), Quebec
  8. Sharon Harris (born 1972), Ontario
  9. Richard Harrison (born 1957), Alberta
  10. Susan Frances Harrison (1859-1935), Ontario
  11. Paul Hartal (born 1936), Quebec
  12. Jill Hartman (born 1974), Alberta
  13. Elisabeth Harvor (born 1936), Ontario
  14. William Hawkins (1940-2016), Ontario
  15. William Fitz Hawley (1894-1855), Quebec
  16. Kate Simpson Hayes (1856-1945), Saskatchewan
  17. Robert Hayman (1575-1629), Newfoundland
  18. Caroline Hayward (1855 fl.), Ontario
  19. Charles Heavysege (1816-1876), Quebec
  20. Anne Hébert (1916-2000), Quebec, French
  21. Anne Hecht (fl. 1786), New Brunswick
  22. Wilfrid Heighington (1897-1945), Ontario
  23. Steven Heighton (born 1961), Ontario
  24. David Helwig (born 1938), Ontario / Prince Edward Island; father of Maggie Helwig
  25. Maggie Helwig (born 1961), Ontario; daughter of David Helwig
  26. Brian Henderson (born 1948), Ontario
  27. Sophia Almon Hensley (1856-1946), Nova Scotia
  28. John Frederic Herbin (1860-1923), Nova Scotia
  29. Robert Hilles (born 1951), Alberta / British Columbia
  30. Daryl Hine (1936-2012), Quebec / United States
  31. Susan Holbrook (born 1967), Ontario
  32. Clive Holden, Manitoba / Ontario
  33. Norah M. Holland (1876-1925), Ontario
  34. Emily Holton (born 1980), Ontario
  35. Cornelia Hoogland (born 1952), Ontario
  36. Sean Horlor (born 1981), British Columbia
  37. Joseph Howe (1804-1873), Nova Scotia
  38. Harry Howith (1934-2014), Ontario
  39. Ray Hsu (born 1978), British Columbia
  40. Annie Campbell Huestis (1878-1970), Nova Scotia
  41. Helen Humphreys (born 1961), Ontario
  42. Aislinn Hunter (born 1969), British Columbia
  43. Al Hunter, Ontario, Anishinaabe
  44. Bruce Hunter (born 1952), Ontario
  45. Catherine Hunter (born 1957), Manitoba
  46. John Hunter-Duvar (1821-1899), Prince Edward Island
  47. Chris Hutchinson (born 1972), British Columbia
  48. Douglas Smith Huyghue (1816-1891), New Brunswick / Australia

I Edit

  1. Susan Ioannou (born 1944), Ontario
  2. Frances Itani (born 1942)

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Pauline Johnson

  1. Suzanne Jacob (born 1943), novelist, poet, playwright, singer-songwriter, and critic
  2. Jemeni (born 1976), Ontario
  3. Paulette Jiles (born 1943), Ontario / United States
  4. Rita Joe (1932-2007), Nova Scotia, Mi'kmaq 
  5. Reg Johanson (born 1968), British Columbia
  6. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (1861-1913), Ontario, Mohawk
  7. George Johnston (1913-2004), Ontario
  8. George Jonas (1935-2016), Ontario
  9. D.G. Jones (1929-2016), Quebec
  10. Evan Jones (born 1973), Ontario / England
  11. Eve Joseph (born 1953), British Columbia
  12. Marie Joussaye (?1864-1949), Ontario / Yukon

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A.M. Klein

  1. Surjeet Kalsey (born 1944), British Columbia; Punjabi & English
  2. Smaro Kamboureli, British Columbia / Ontario
  3. Mary Jane Katzmann (1828-1890), Nova Scotia
  4. Lionel Kearns (born 1937), British Columbia
  5. Janice Kulyk Keefer (born 1952), Ontario
  6. W.J. Keith (born 1934), Ontario
  7. M.T. Kelly (born 1949), Ontario
  8. Penn Kemp (born 1944), Ontario
  9. Leo Kennedy (1907-2000), Quebec
  10. Robert Kirkland Kernighan (1854-1926), Ontario
  11. Adam Kidd (?1802-1831), Quebec
  12. William Kirby (1817-1906), Ontario
  13. Roy Kiyooka (1926-1994), British Columbia
  14. Johann Peter Klassen (1868-1947), Manitoba, German
  15. Sarah Klassen (born 1932), Manitoba
  16. A.M. Klein (1909-1972), Quebec
  17. Raymond Knister (1899-1932), Ontario
  18. Joy Kogawa (born 1935), British Columbia / Ontario
  19. Maka Kotto (born 1961), Cameroon-born francophone, former Member of Parliament who published a book of poetry in 2002
  20. Shane Koyczan (born 1976), 
  21. Robert Kroetsch (born 1927)), Alberta
  22. Janice Kulyk Keefer (born 1952), Ontario

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  1. Sonnet L'Abbé, British Columbia
  2. Pierre Labrie (born 1972), French Canadian poet
  3. Dany Laferriere (born 1953), Haitian-born francophone novelist, journalist and poet who moved to Canada in 1976
  4. Archibald Lampman (1861-1899), Ontario
  5. Tim Lander (born 1938), British Columbia
  6. M. Travis Lane (born 1934), New Brunswick
  7. Patrick Lane (born 1939), British Columbia
  8. Rina Lasnier (1915-1997), French Canadian poet and playwright
  9. Evelyn Lau (born 1971), British Columbia
  10. Edythe Morahan de Lauzon (fl.1918-1922}, Quebec
  11. Irving Layton (1912-2006), Quebec
  12. Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), Ontario
  13. Gerald Leblanc(1947-2005), French Canadian poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and writer
  14. Felix Leclerc (1914-1988), songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, actor, radio announcer, radio scriptwriter and writer
  15. Dennis Lee (born 1939), Ontario
  16. John B. Lee (born 1951), Ontario
  17. Alexandra Leggat (born 1964), Ontario
  18. Sylvia Legris (born 1960), Saskatchewan
  19. John Lent (born 1948), British Columbia
  20. Douglas LePan (1914-1998), Ontario
  21. Rosanna Leprohon (1829-1879), Quebec
  22. Kenneth Leslie (1892-1974), Nova Scotia
  23. William Douw Lighthall (1857-1954), Quebec
  24. Tim Lilburn (born 1950), British Columbia
  25. Charles Lillard (1944-1997), British Columbia
  26. Michael Lista (born 1983), Ontario
  27. Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996), Ontario
  28. Florence Randal Livesay (1874-1953), Manitoba / Ontario
  29. Billie Livingston (born 1965), British Columbia
  30. Stuart Livingston (1865-1923), Ontario
  31. Douglas Lochhead (1922-2011), Ontario / New Brunswick
  32. John Daniel Logan (1869-1929), Nova Scotia
  33. John E. Logan (1852-1915), Quebec
  34. May Austin Low (1863-1958), Quebec
  35. Pat Lowther (1935-1975), British Columbia
  36. Laura Lush (born 1959), Ontario

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Wilson MacDonald

  1. Rozena Maart (born 1962), Ontario / South Africa
  2. Evan MacColl (1898-1898), Ontario / Scotland
  3. Karen Mac Cormack (born 1956), Ontario / United States; wife of Steve McCaffery
  4. Bernell MacDonald (born 1948), Ontario
  5. Goodridge MacDonald (1897-1967); son of Jane Elizabeth MacDonald
  6. Hugh MacDonald (born 1945), Prince Edward Island
  7. Jane Elizabeth MacDonald (1864-1922); sister of Charles G.D. Roberts
  8. Wilson MacDonald (1880-1967), Ontario
  9. Gwendolyn MacEwen (1941-1987), Ontario
  10. Walter Scott MacFarlane (1896-1979), Nova Scotia
  11. Agnes Maule Machar {1837-1927), Ontario
  12. Tom MacInnes (1867-1951), British Columbia
  13. Isabel Ecclestone Mackay (1875-1928), Ontario / British Columbia
  14. J. MacKay (1791 fl.), Quebec
  15. Bob MacKenzie (born 1947), Ontario
  16. George A. Mackenzie (1849-1936), Ontario
  17. W.M. MacKeracher (1871-1913), Quebec
  18. Archibald MacMechan (1862-1933), Nova Scotia
  19. Andrea MacPherson (born 1976), British Columbia
  20. Jay Macpherson (born 1931), Ontario
  21. Keith Maillard (born 1942), British Columbia
  22. Charles Mair (1838 or 1840-1927), Ontario
  23. Alice Major (born 1949), Alberta
  24. Robert Majzels (born 1950), Quebec / Alberta
  25. Kim Maltman (born 1950), Ontario
  26. Eli Mandel (1922-1992), Saskatchewan; husband of Miriam Mandel
  27. Miriam Mandel (1930-1982), Saskatchewan; first wife of Eli Mandel
  28. Ahdri Zhina Mandiela (born 1953)
  29. David Manicom (born 1960), Quebec
  30. Lee Maracle (born 1950), Ontario
  31. Nicole Markotic (born 1962), Ontario
  32. Daphne Marlatt (born 1942), British Columbia
  33. Anne Marriott (1913-1997), British Columbia
  34. Tom Marshall (1938-1993), Ontario
  35. Camille Martin (born 1956), Ontario
  36. Robin Mathews (born 1931), British Columbia
  37. Seymour Mayne (born 1944), Ontario
  38. Chandra Mayor (born in 1973), Manitoba
  39. Peter McArthur (1866-1924)
  40. Robert McBride (1811 or 1812-1895), Ontario
  41. Steven McCabe (born 1949), Ontario
  42. Steve McCaffery (born 1947), Ontario / United States; husband of Karen Mac Cormack
  43. Alma Frances McCollum (1879-1906), Ontario
  44. John McCrae (1872-1918), Ontario
  45. Laura E. McCully (1886-1924), Ontario
  46. Roy McDonald (born 1937), Ontario
  47. Bernard McEvoy (1842-1932), Ontario / British Columbia
  48. David McFadden (born 1940), poet, fiction writer, and travel writer
  49. Wendy McGrath, Alberta
  50. David McGimpsey (born 1962), Quebec
  51. Nadine McInnis (born 1957), Ontario
  52. James McIntyre (1828-1906), Ontario
  53. Don McKay (born 1942), Ontario
  54. Barry McKinnon (born 1944), Brtish Columbia
  55. Alexander McLachlan (1817-1896), Ontario
  56. Brendan McLeod (born 1979), British Columbia
  57. Susan McMaster (born 1950), Ontario
  58. Eugene McNamara (born 1930), Ontario
  59. Steve McOrmond (born 1957), Ontario
  60. Mary Melfi (born 1951), Quebec
  61. Helen M. Merrill (1866-1951), Ontario
  62. Bruce Meyer (born 1957), Ontario
  63. Anne Michaels (born 1958), Ontario
  64. Pauline Michel (born 1944), Quebec, French
  65. J. Edgar Middleton (1872-1960), Ontario
  66. Roy Miki (born 1942), British Columbia
  67. James Lewis Milligan (1876-1961), Ontario
  68. David Mills (1831-1903), Ontario
  69. Kenneth G. Mills (1923-2004), Ontario
  70. Gaston Miron (1928-1996), French Canadian poet, writer, and editor
  71. Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), Prince Edward Island / Ontario.
  72. Marion E. Moodie (1867-1958), nurse, botanist and poet
  73. Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), Ontario
  74. Jacob McArthur Mooney (born 1983), Ontario
  75. S. Moore, Quebec
  76. Edythe Morahan de Lauzon (1918-1922 fl.}, Quebec
  77. Pamela Mordecai (born 1942), Canada / Jamaica
  78. Pierre Morency (born 1942), French Canadian writer, poet and playwright
  79. Dwayne Morgan (born 1974), Ontario
  80. A.F. Moritz (born 1947), Ontario
  81. Kim Morrissey (born 1955), Sasatchewan / England
  82. Colin Morton (born 1948), Ontario
  83. Daniel David Moses (born 1952), Ontario
  84. George Mountain (1789-1863), Quebec
  85. Erin Mouré (born 1955). Quebec
  86. William Murdoch (1823-1887), New Brunswick
  87. George Murray (born 1971), Newfoundland and Labrador
  88. Susan Musgrave (born 1951), British Columbia
  89. Jane Musoke-Nteyafas (born 1976), Ontario

N Edit

  1. Akhtar Naraghi (died 2015), Quebec
  2. Roger Nash (born 1942), Ontario
  3. Lyle Neff (born 1969), British Columbia
  4. Lorri Nielsen Glenn (born 1947), Nova Scotia
  5. Émile Nelligan (1879-1941), Quebec, French
  6. Holly Nelson, Manitoba
  7. Pierre Nepveu (born 1946), French Canadian poet, novelist and essayist
  8. W.H. New (born 1938), British Columbia
  9. John Newlove (1938-2003), British Columbia / Ontario
  10. Lorri Neilsen Glenn (born 1947), Nova Scotia
  11. bpNichol (Barrie Phillip Nichol) (1944-1988), Ontario
  12. Robert Norwood (1874-1932), Nova Scotia
  13. Alden Nowlan (1933-1983), New Brunswick

O Edit

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Michael Ondaatje

  1. Patrick O'Connell (1944-2005), Manitoba
  2. Jonathan Odell (1737-1818), New Brunswick
  3. Standish O'Grady (1793-1841 fl.), Quebec
  4. Thomas O'Hagan (1855-1939), Ontario
  5. Sheree-Lee Olson, novelist, poet and journalist
  6. Michael Ondaatje (born 1943), Ontario
  7. Heather O'Neill (born 1973), Quebec
  8. Martha Ostenso (1900-1963), Manitoba
  9. Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska (born 1930), French-Canadian writer, novelist, essayist and poet
  10. Richard Outram (1930-2005), Ontario

P Edit

PKpage

P.K. Page

Pickthall

Marjorie Pickthall

Edwin J. Pratt

E.J. Pratt

  1. Desmond Pacey (1917-1975), New Brunswick
  2. P.K. Page (born 1916), British Columbia
  3. Corrado Paina (born 1954), Italian poet living in Canada since 1987, editorial director of the quarterly magazine ItalyCanada Trade
  4. Arleen Pare (born 1946), British Columbia
  5. Sir Gilbert Parker (1862-1932), Canada / England
  6. John Pass (born 1947), British Columbia. Husband of Theresa Kishkan
  7. Neil Peart (born 1952), Ontario
  8. David Pekrul (born 1950), British Columbia
  9. Sasenarine Persaud Guyana-born 
  10. M. NourbeSe Philip (born 1947), poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer
  11. Ben Phillips (born 1947), Ontario
  12. John Arthur Phillips (1842-1907), poet and journalist, wrote "The Factory Girl."
  13. Alison Pick, poet and novelist
  14. Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922).
  15. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (born 1975)
  16. Jean-Guy Pilon (born 1930), French Canadian poet
  17. George Pirie (1799-1870), newspaper publisher and poet
  18. Al Pittman (1940-2001), poet and playwright
  19. Ted Plantos (1943-2001), poet, writer, editor
  20. Emily Pohl-Weary, Ontario
  21. Sandy Pool
  22. B.W. Powe (born 1955), Ontario
  23. Claire Pratt (1921-1995), Ontario; daughter of E.J. Pratt.
  24. E.J. Pratt (1882-1964), Newfoundland / Ontario; father of Claire Pratt.
  25. Frank Prewett (1893-1962), Canada / England
  26. Robert Priest (born 1951), Ontario
  27. Stefan Psenak (born 1969), French Canadian poet, playwright and novelist
  28. Al Purdy (1918-2000), writer, editor and poet

Q Edit

  1. Andy Quan (born 1969), Canada / Australia
  2. Joseph Quesnel (1746-1809), French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright
  3. Sina Queyras (born 1963), poet and academic

R Edit

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Charles G.D. Roberts

  1. Gurcharan Rampuri Punjabi-language poet
  2. Theodore Harding Rand (1835-1900), educator and poet
  3. Ian Iqbal Rashid (born 1971), Canada / England
  4. a.rawlings
  5. Wayne Ray (born 1950), Ontario
  6. John Reade (1837-1919), Quebec
  7. James Reaney (1926-2008), Ontario
  8. Michael Redhill (born 1966), Ontario
  9. Beatrice Redpath (1886-1937), Quebec
  10. John Reibetanz (born 1944), Ontario
  11. D.C. Reid (born 1952), British Columbia
  12. Jamie Reid (born 1941), British Columbia
  13. Tracy Repchuk (born 1965)
  14. Shane Rhodes
  15. John Richardson (1796-1852), Ontario
  16. Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943), New Brunswick
  17. Dorothy Roberts (1906-1993), New Brunswick; daughter of Theodore Goodridge Roberts.
  18. Lloyd Roberts (1884-1966), New Brunswick; son of Charles G.D. Roberts.
  19. Theodore Goodridge Roberts (1877-1953), New Brunswick; brother of Charles G.D. Roberts.
  20. William Carman Roberts (1874-1941), New Brunswick; brother of Charles G.D. Roberts.
  21. Lisa Robertson (born 1961), British Columbia
  22. William John Robertson (1846-1894), translator of French poetry
  23. Ajmer Rode, British Columbia
  24. Gordon Rodgers (born 1952), Newfoundland and Labrador
  25. Carmen Rodriguez (born 1948), Chilean-Canadian poet, writes in both Spanish and English; translates her own work
  26. Linda Rogers (born 1944), poet and children's writer
  27. Alexander MacGregor Rose (1846-1898)
  28. Joe Rosenblatt (born 1933), Governor General's Award-winning experimentalist.
  29. Laisha Rosnau (born 1972), British Columbia  
  30. Bruce Ross, Canada / United States
  31. Stuart Ross (born 1959), Ontario
  32. W.W.E. Ross (1894-1966), imagist poet of 1920s, has been called "Canada's first modern poet."
  33. Stephen Rowe (born 1980), Newfoundland and Labrador
  34. George Ryga (1932-1987), British Columbia, novelist, playwright, poet.

S Edit

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Duncan Campbell Scott

F.r.scott

F.R. Scott

  1. Lake Sagaris (born 1956), Canada / Chile
  2. Trish Salah (born 1968)
  3. Peter Sanger (born 1943), Nova Scotia
  4. Charles Sangster (1822-1893), Ontario
  5. Robyn Sarah (born 1949), Quebec.
  6. Felix-Antoine Savard (1896-1982), priest, academic, poet, novelist and folklorist
  7. Jacob Scheier (born 1980), Ontario; son of Libby Scheier
  8. Libby Scheier (1946-2000), Ontario; mother of Jacob Scheier
  9. Andreas Schroeder (born 1946), British Columbia
  10. Stephen Scobie (born 1943), British Columbia
  11. Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947), Ontario.
  12. F.R. Scott (1899-1985), Quebec; son of Frederick George Scott, father of Peter Dale Scott.
  13. Frederick George Scott (1861-1944), Quebec; father of F.R. Scott
  14. Peter Dale Scott (born 1929), poet and academic; son of F.R.Scott.
  15. Joseph Scriven (1819-1886), author of "What a Friend we have in Jesus"
  16. Olive Senior (born 1941), Jamaica / Canada
  17. Seranus (1859-1935), Ontario.
  18. Robert W. Service (1874-1958), Yukon.
  19. April Severin, author of seven chapbooks, and three greeting cards
  20. Kathy Shaidle (born 1964), Ontario
  21. Virna Sheard (1865-1943)
  22. Francis Sherman (1871-1926)
  23. Joseph Sherman (1945-2006), poet and visual arts editor
  24. Carol Shields (1935-2003), American-born Canadian novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright and writer
  25. Trish Shields, British Columbia
  26. Sandy Shreve (born 1950), British Columbia
  27. Goran Simic (born 1952), Bosnian-born poet, playwright and short-story writer living in Canada since 1995
  28. Melanie Siebert, British Columbia
  29. Anne Simpson (born 1956), poet and novelist
  30. Sue Sinclair
  31. Sonja A. Skarstedt (1960-2009), Quebec
  32. Robin Skelton, (1925-1997),  British Columbia
  33. Constance Lindsay Skinner (1877-1939), British Columbia
  34. Daniel Sloate (1931-2009), translator, poet, playwright and academic

Sm-SzEdit

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A.J.M. Smith

Raymond Souster

Raymond Souster

  1. Carolyn Smart (born 1952), English-born poet, author and academic
  2. Elizabeth Smart (1913-1986), poet and novelist whose book, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, detailed her romance with English poet George Barker
  3. A.J.M. Smith (1902-1980), Quebec
  4. Douglas Burnet Smith (born 1949)
  5. John Smith (born 1927), Prince Edward Island
  6. Kay Smith (1911-2004), New Brunswick
  7. Mary Barry Smith (1844-1914), New Brunswick
  8. Michael V. Smith, British Columbia
  9. Ron Smith (born 1943), British Columbia
  10. William Wye Smith (1826-1917)
  11. Albert E.S. Smythe (1861-1947), Ontario
  12. Karen Solie (born 1966), Ontario
  13. John Solomon
  14. Madeline Sonik (born 1960), British Columbia
  15. Carolyn Marie Souaid (born 1959), Quebec
  16. Raymond Souster (1921 - 2012), Ontario
  17. Esta Spalding (born 1966)
  18. Heather Spears (born 1934), Canada / Denmark
  19. Birk Sproxton (1943-2007), Alberta
  20. Harold Standish (1919-1972), Ontario
  21. George Stanley (born 1934), California / British Columbia
  22. Carmine Starnino, Quebec
  23. John Steffler (born 1947), Newfoundland and Labrador
  24. Ian Stephens (1954-1996), Quebec
  25. Ricardo Sternberg (born 1948), poet born in Brazil, educated in the United States
  26. Richard Stevenson (born 1952), Alberta
  27. Shannon Stewart
  28. John Stiles (born 1966)
  29. Anne Stone (born 1969)
  30. Barry Straton (1854-1906), New Brunswick
  31. Arthur Stringer (1874-1950), novelist and poet, first Canadian to use free verse
  32. Betsy Struthers (born 1951), Ontario
  33. Alan Sullivan (1868-1947), poet, short-story writer, railroad surveyor and mining engineer
  34. Rosemary Sullivan (born 1947), poet, biographer, academic and anthologist
  35. John Sutherland (1919-1956), Quebec
  36. Robert Swanson (1905-1994), British Columbia
  37. Robert Sward (born 1933), American and Canadian poet and novelist
  38. George Swede (born 1940), Latvian-born Canadian children's writer and poet who writes Haiku in English
  39. Todd Swift (born 1966), poet, editor and academic living in the United Kingdom
  40. Anne Szumigalski (1922-1999), Saskatchewan

T Edit

Ewthompson

E.W. Thomson

  1. Bruce Taylor (born 1960), Quebec
  2. Heather Taylor (born 1977), Canada / England
  3. Ruth Taylor (1961-2006), poet, editor and academic
  4. John Terpstra, Ontario
  5. Sharon Thesen (born 1946), British Columbia
  6. Colleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012), Ontario; wife of James Reaney.
  7. John Thompson (1938-1976), New Brunswick
  8. E.W. Thomson (1849-1924), journalist, writer and poet
  9. Matthew Tierney (born 1970)
  10. Mohamud Siad Togane (born 1943), Somalia / Canada
  11. Lola Lemire Tostevin (born 1937), Ontario
  12. Rhea Tregebov (born 1953), poet and children's writer
  13. Raymond D. Tremblay, poet, writer, social services agency official
  14. Roland Michel Tremblay (born 1972), French-Canadian author, poet, scriptwriter, development producer andconsultant who moved to London, England in 1995
  15. Tony Tremblay (born 1968), French-Canadian poet, writer, spoken word artist, journalist and radio personality
  16. Peter Trower (born 1930), poet and novelist
  17. Mark Truscott (born 1970), Ontario
  18. Helen Tsiriotakis (born 1967)
  19. James Alexander Tucker (1872-1903), Ontario
  20. Elise Turcotte (born 26 June 1957), French-Canadian writer and poet
  21. John Tyndall (born 1951), Ontario
  22. Maxine Tynes (1943-2011), Nova Scotia
  23. Daniel Scott Tysdal (born 1978)

U Edit

  1. Marie Uguay (1955-1981), French-Canadian poet
  2. Doug Underhill (born 1946), New Brunswick
  3. Priscilla Uppal (born 1974), Ontario
  4. Jane Urquhart (born 1949), Ontario
  5. David UU (1948-1994), Ontario / British Columbia
  6. Uvavnuk, Nunavut

V Edit

  1. Peter Van Toorn (born 1944), Quebec
  2. R.M. Vaughan (born 1965), poet, novelist and playwright
  3. Steve Venright (born 1961), experimental poet and visual artist.
  4. Pasquale Verdicchio (born 1954)
  5. Paul Vermeersch (born 1973), Ontario
  6. Katherena Vermette (born 1977), Manitoba
  7. Roger Viets (1738-1811), Nova Scotia
  8. Gilles Vigneault (born 1928), Quebec poet, publisher and singer-songwriter; Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist
  9. Garth von Buchholz (also G.A. Buchholz) (born 1968) British Columbia, poet, dark fiction author, playwright, journalist and arts critic

W Edit

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Miriam Waddington

  1. Miriam Waddington (1917-2004), poet, short story writer and translator
  2. Fred Wah (born 1939), British Columbia
  3. Anna Louisa Walker (1836-1907), Canada / England
  4. Bronwen Wallace (1945-1989), poet and short story writer
  5. Tom Walmsley (born 1948), playwright, novelist, poet and screenwriter
  6. Agnes Walsh (born 1950), actor, poet, playwright and storyteller
  7. David Waltner-Toews (born 1948), epidemiologist, essayist, poet, fiction writer, veterinarian
  8. Bertram Warr (1917-1943), Canada / England
  9. Terry Watada (born 1951) author, writer, and poet
  10. James Wreford Watson (1915-1990), geologist, published poetry as "James Wreford."
  11. Wilfred Watson (1911-1998), Alberta
  12. Alison Watt (born 1957), writer, poet and painter
  13. Tom Wayman (born 1945), poet and academic
  14. Phyllis Webb (born 1927), poet and radio broadcaster
  15. John Weier (born 1949)
  16. Arthur Weir (1864-1902), Quebec
  17. Robert Stanley Weir (1856-1926), Quebec
  18. Liliane Welch (born 1937), New Brunswick
  19. Zachariah Wells (born 1976), poet, critic, essayist and editor
  20. Darren Wershler-Henry (born 1966), experimental poet, non-fiction writer and cultural critic
  21. Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857-1940)
  22. David Wevill (born 1935)
  23. George Whalley (1915-1983), Ontario
  24. Dawud Wharnsby (born 1972), singer-songwriter, poet, performer, educator and television personality
  25. Michael Whelan (1858-1937), New Brunswick
  26. Clifton Whiten (1939-2003), Ontario
  27. Zoe Whittall (born 1976), poet and novelist
  28. Anne Wilkinson (1910-1961) modernist poet, writer and essayist
  29. Julia Williams (born 1976), Alberta
  30. Anne Elizabeth Wilson (1901-1946), Ontario
  31. Sheri-D Wilson (born 1958), poet and playwright.
  32. Rob Winger (born 1974), poet and academic
  33. Theresa Wolfwood, political activist and poet
  34. George Woodcock (1912-1995), poet, essayist, critic, biographer and historian
  35. Constance Woodrow (1899-1937), Canada
  36. Lance Woolaver (born 1948) is a Canadian author, poet, playwright and director
  37. Harold Verschoyle Wrong (1891-1916), Ontario

Y Edit

  1. J. Michael Yates (born 1938), poet and dramatist
  2. Eric Mackay Yeoman (1885-1909), Nova Scotia
  3. Jean Yoon (born 1962), actor, poet and playwright
  4. D'bi Young born in Jamaica, moved to Canada in 1993 dub poet, actor and playwright
  5. Patricia Young (born 1954)
  6. Pamelia Vining Yule (1826-1897)

Z Edit

  1. David Zieroth (born 1946)
  2. S.P. Zitner (1925-2005)
  3. Rachel Zolf (born 1968), poet and editor
  4. Carolyn Zonailo (born 1947), poet and publisher
  5. Jan Zwicky (born 1955), philosopher, poet, essayist, and violinist

See also Edit

References Edit

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