- [195-]-1984 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
11 boxes & mapcase (2 metres)
Name of creator
John Newlove was born in Regina on 13 June 1938. In 1960's he moved to Vancouver and published his first collections of poems to critical acclaim, including Grave Sirs: Poems (1962), Elephants, Mothers & Others (1963), Moving in Alone (1965) and Black Night Window (1968). He moved to Toronto in 1970, and worked as a senior editor for McClelland and Stewart. In 1972, Lies (1972) won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He left publishing in 1974, and became a writer-in-residence at many institutions, including Concordia University, the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. In 1986, his collection of poetry, The Night the Dog Smiled, was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award in Poetry and won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In 1986, he became an editor for the Commissioner of Official Languages in Ottawa. He died in 2003.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Acquired by the library in 1965,1966, 1968 & 1972.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection includes drafts of poems; typescripts and proofs of Grave sirs, Moving in alone, Elephants, Mothers and others, Black night window, and the Green plain; correspondence with publishers and other Canadian authors.
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Conditions governing access
Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
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