Index to poems
  • Bovey, Patricia E. "Bertram Richard Brooker." The Canadian Encyclopedia / The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
  • Brooker, Bertram. Sounds Assembling: The Poetry of Bertram Brooker. Ed. Birk Sproxton. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1980. PS8503 .R62 S69 Robarts Library
  • --. Think of the Earth. Toronto: Nelson, 1936. B-11 04955 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • Barwin, Gary. The Porcupinity of the Stars. Toronto, ON: Coach House Press, 2010. PS8553 .A799 P67 2010 Robarts
  • --. Doctor Weep and Other Strange Teeth. Toronto: Mercury Press, 2004. Fiction.
  • --. Raising Eyebrows. Toronto: Coach House Press, 2001. PS8553 .A799 R34 2001 Robarts Library
  • --. Big Red Baby. Toronto: Mercury Press, 1998. Fiction.
  • --. Outside the Hat. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1998. PS8553 .A799 O88 1998 Robarts Library
  • --. Cruelty to Fabulous Animals. Goderich, Ont.: Moonstone Press, 1995. canlit 02666 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • --. I parked my car behind Loblaws and knew I would never die: poems. Toronto: Pink Dog Press, 1989. canlit pam 00851 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • --. Ukiah Poems 4. Toronto, ON: Underwhich Editions, 1988. canlit pam f 00084 Fisher Rare Book Library
  • --. Wikipedia entry.
  • --. Home page. Hamilton, Ontario.
  • --. Poetry Readings. Recorded at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 17, 2010. University of Pennsylvania: Pennsound, 2010. [34 poems]
  • -- (poems and visuals) and Dennis Bathory-Kitsz (music). O: eleven songs for chorus SATB. Northfield, Vermont: Westleaf Edition, August 2011.
  • --, Craig Conley, and Hugh Thomas. Franzlations: the Imaginary Kafka Parables. Vancouver, BC: New Star, 2011. Fiction.
  • --, and Gregory Betts. The Obvious Flap. Toronto: BookThug, 2011. PS8553 .A799 R34 2001 Robarts Library
  • --, and Derek Beaulieu. frogments from the frag pool. Toronto, ON: Mercury Press, 2005.
  • -- and Stuart Ross. The Mud Game. Toronto, ON: Mercury Press, 1995.


      Fiction for Children and Young Adults
    • Barwin, Gary. Killer Poodle Made Me Island King.. Muskoka Novel Marathon 2003 Co-Winner, Special Publication. Fox Meadow, 2004.
    • --. La Moustache Magique.. Montreal: Les 400 Coups, 2002. French translation of The Magic Mustache.
    • --. Seeing Stars. North York, ON: Stoddart Press, 2001. [Young adult fiction]
    • --. Grandpa's Snowman. Willowdale, ON: Annick Press, 2000.
    • --. The Magic Mustache. Willowdale, ON: Annick Press, 1999.
    • --. The Racing Worm Brothers. Willowdale, ON: Annick Press, 1998.

For one poem by Bob Dylan, see The Poetry Foundation


  • The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll


      • Wenke, Joseph. "Bob Dylan". Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 16: The Beats: Literary Bohemians in Postwar America. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Ann Charters, University of Connecticut. The Gale Group, 1983. pp. 180-188.
      • Dylan, Bob. Poem to Joanie. London, England: Aloes Press, 1972.
      • --. Words. London, England: J. Cape, 1973.
      • --. Writings and Drawings. New York, NY: Knopf, 1973. PS3554 .Y56 A6 Robarts Library.
      • --. Lyrics, 1962-1985. New York, NY: Knopf, 1985. PS3554 .Y56 A6 1985 University of Toronto Libraries at Downsview.
      • --. Lyrics, 1962-1996. New York, NY: Knopf, 1997.
      • --. Lyrics, 1962-1999. New York, NY: Knopf, 1999.
      • --. Lyrics, 1962-2001. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2004. ML54.6 .D94 S62 2004X University of Toronto Music Library.
  • Brown, David. "Wilbye, John (bap. 1574, d. 1638)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Oxford: OUP, 2004.

Stephen Foster was born July 4, 1826, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Allegheny Academy, Athens Academy, and Jefferson College. He became a full-time musician in 1850, working for and with Christy's Minstrels, Campbell Minstrels, and the New Orleans Serenaders. His songs made him famous with the public. Married to Jane Denny McDowell, and with one daughter, Foster moved to New York City in 1860, but he soon succumbed to alcoholism and poverty, living alone in a Bowery hotel. He died on January 13, 1864, in Bellevue Hospital from injuries to his face and neck as a result of a fall in his hotel room. The standard scholarly edition of his works is Music of Stephen Collins Foster (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, ca. 1990; score. M780.M81 F59S134 Music Library). For a biography, see John Tasker Howard, Stephen Foster, America's Troubadour (New York: Crowell, 1962; ML 410 .F78H6 Robarts Library). See also Calvin Elliker, Stephen Collins Foster: A Guide to Research (New York: Garland, 1988; ML 134 F6E4 Music Library General Reference).

A facsimile of another early edition of Foster's "songs" appears online in the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music at the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University.


An illegitimate child, possibly of George Savile, marquess of Halifax (1633-95), Henry Carey earned a living as a writer of burlesques, poems, and occasionally music. A protégé of Addison, who liked his "Sally in our Alley," Carey succeeded best when he was most amusing. His "Namy-Pamby," which sends up the childish manners of the poet Ambrose Phillips, is also a valued early historical record of nursery rhymes. Impoverished, Carey died October 4, 1743, 56 years old, at his house in Clerkenwell, hanging himself and leaving behind a wife, Sarah, and four children.

  • Aspden, Suzanne. “Carey, Henry (1687-1743).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
  • Carey, Henry. Poems on Several Occasions. London: J. Kent, 1713. 1078.g.6 British Library. 2nd edn. 1720. 1076.g.40 British Library. 3rd edn. London: E. Say, 1729. 11632.e.70 British Library
  • --. The Poems of Henry Carey. Ed. Frederick T. Wood. London: Scholartis Press, 1920. PR 3339 C23A17 Robarts Library
  • Hudson, William Henry. A Quiet Corner in a Library. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1968. PR 99 .H835 St. Michael's College
  • Lindley, David. “Campion, Thomas (1567-1620).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.