Henry Mills, the political poet

What you are about to read is a short, but interesting biography about the poet Henry Mills, and his unique style of writing, followed by an interpretation of his poem ”run” by me. Continue reading


Rita Wong: The Union of the Living

Rita Wong is a bisexual Canadian environmental activist, feminist and contemporary poet currently living and operating in the Coast Salish Lands known as Vancouver; warning the world of impending doom through the power of print media. Continue reading

Hubert Evans

Hubert Reginald Evans, the Elder of our Tribe


You’re about to read few short paragraphs about a classical Canadian poet, Hubert Reginald Evans. Through my paragraphs, you’ll learn some interesting facts about Hubert Evans, and read my interpretation of one of his poems, “Release”.

The poet Hubert Reginald Evans was born in 1892, Van Leek Hill, located in Ontario. After World War I, at the age of 16, he permanently moved to British Colombia with his family. Hubert married Anna Emily Winter in 1920, and 6 years later, he decided to try freelance writing as a full time occupation. He spent his life as a freelance writer for few years, and around the 1930s, he started publishing stories for young readers. In 1954, Hubert decided to expand his readership, and more people got to know him through radio plays written by Hubert, which were broadcast by CBC. Everything worked out smoothly and soon, many of the Canadian audiences started recognizing him as “The Elder of our Tribe” named by fellow Canadian writer, Margaret Laurence. Aside from being a poet, Hubert also worked as a reporter, fisherman, as well as a writer, but he enjoyed writing more than anything else. He was a writer for over 70 years, which means he spent almost eighty percent of his life writing. However, around the late 1970s, he started having hard time writing novels and poetries due to his falling eyesight, but he never gave up his passion for writing until he passed away at the age of 93 in 1986.

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michael turner

Amolak Nijjar

English 9

Mr. Turner

October 12, 11

Michael Turner is a Gangster

     Michael Turner is born in 1962 North Vancouver according to Wikipedia.According to Wikipedia he is a writer, musician, and opera librettos. He graduated in 1982. After he graduated he went to Europe and North Africa to study about poetry. When he came back he started a band called “Hard Rock Miners” Continue reading

Christina Rossetti: The Greatest Victorian Female Poet

Before the Victorian era, there were very few famous female poets. However, during this era, many important female poets were born, such as Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Browning and Christina Rossetti. Christina Rossetti was one of the most important female poets in the nineteenth century. She was viewed as a typical Victorian poet, who frequently wrote about love and faith. This poet wrote many excellent poems such as “Remember” which is a sonnet that reflects her beliefs on love, death and remembrance.

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Billy Merrell: A Poet that is not Afraid of his Feelings

When Billy Merrell met his husband Nico Medina for the first time, he assumed that he was a prostitute. The poet expresses his feelings and emotions in his poems. Merrell published his first book during his senior year in university while working with PUSH. Because he is a gay man himself, some of his poems may be true or related to his own personal experiences.

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