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  • --. Heart of the Hills. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart, 1917. Internet Archive.

Sheldon Zitner taught English literature at the Hampton Institute in Virginia, Grinnell College in Iowa, and the University of Toronto (1969-ca. 1990).

  • O'Hagan, Thomas. The Collected Poems of Thomas O'Hagan. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1922. PS8479 .H34 A17 1922 Robarts
  • --. In Dreamland, and Other Poems. Toronto: Williamson, 1893. Internet Archive
  • --. A Gate of Flowers and Other Poems. Toronto: William Briggs, 1887. Internet Archive
  • Gerson, Carole. "Susan Frances Harrison." Canadian Writers before 1890. Ed. William H. New. Detroit: Gale, 1990.
  • Harrison, Susan Frances. Four Ballads and a Play. Toronto: the author, 1890. PR9199.2 .H37 F68 Victoria College Canadiana
  • --. In Northern Skies and Other Poems. Toronto: the author, 1912. Internet Archive
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  • --. His Lady of the Sonnets. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1915. Internet Archive

Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir of Elsfield (John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps), the representative of the British monarch in Canada, established the annual Governor General's Literary Awards in 1936 for the best books of the year. These are the most prestigious such awards in Canada.


The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry is the world’s largest prize for a first-edition single collection of poetry written in or translated into English by a living poet and published in the previous year. Chairman Scott Griffin founded the Griffin Trust in April 2000.

  • Adams, Mary Electa. From Distant Shores: Poems. [Toronto: 1898]. Unpaginated. Internet Archive
  • Reid, John G. "Adams, Mary Electa." Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Volume XII. Toronto: University of Toronto and Laval University, 2000.
  • Henry Kendall papers: State Library of New South Wales, and National Library of Australia.
  • Kendall, Thomas Henry. Leaves from Australian Forests. Melbourne: George Robertson, 1869.
  • --. Poems and Songs. Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1862. Internet Archive.
  • --. Songs from the Mountains. Sydney: William Maddock, 1880. Google book.
  • Tierney, Matthew. The Hayflick Limit. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2009. PS 8589 .I464 H29 2009 Robarts Library
  • --. Full speed through the morning dark. Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn, 2004. PS 8589 .I464 F84 2004 Robarts Library


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