P.E.I’s Governor-General-Winning Poet


(NC Press, 1975 pb, GG Award winner, 1976)

‘Canada’s People Poet’ Milton (James Rhode) Acorn (1923-1986) was originally from Charlottetown, P.E.I. He was wounded by a depth-charge returning from WWII. Acorn lived in the Waverly Hotel, T.O. for several years and briefly married to poet Gwendolyn MacEwen. In 1967, he helped to found the Georgia Strait hippie magazine. I selected his “Whale Poem” for inclusion in Inside Poetry, 2nd. ed, (Harcourt).

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