Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: If you or your child has ever experienced

a poetry reading at school, it was likely through an initiative of the league of Canadian poets--an outfit cofounded and first presidented by the unassuming [Raymond] Souster.

After a life of forty-one volumes of currently enduring poetry, two novels and uncountable foreign-exchange transactions, the venerable Raymond Souster's good works live on not only between the covers of his volumes of poetry but in the form of an award established last year in his name by the League of Canadian Poets.

from Now: Farewell to poet Raymond Souster 1921-2012
then The Star: Raymond Souster, 1921-2012
then National Post: Poetic priest: Raymond Souster's religious dedication to medium opened doors for Canadian writers


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