Fonds MG L 20 - John Sutherland poem

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John Sutherland poem

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  • [ca. 1937] (Creation)
    Sutherland, John

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1 p. of textual records

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Writer and editor, John Sutherland was born at Liverpool, Nova Scotia on 21 February 1919. Educated at Queen's (1936-1937) and McGill (1941-1942) universities, his studies were interrupted by persistent ill health. Between 1942 and 1945 he edited the literary journal First Statement, which eventually merged with another periodical, Preview, becoming Northern Review. While poetry became his primary literary interest, he "championed the emergence of modern Canadian literature". He died at Toronto on 1 September 1956.

Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988

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John Sutherland gave this original poem to Helen (Baker) Mahoney when he was 18 years of age and fighting tuberculosis in a sanitorium in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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One original poem by John Sutherland

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  • English

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Information copied from Archives Canada Database 12 October 2012.

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