Charles Harpur, a major nineteenth-century Australian poet, made a living as a sheep farmer and civil servant in New South Wales. Elizabeth Perkins first published a good edition of his poems in 1984. His manuscripts can be seen at the Mitchell Library in Sydney.


We are grateful for access to AustLit in the preparation of these poems.

Primary Works
The Bushrangers, A Play in Five Acts and Other Poems
The Poetical Works of Charles Harpur
Thoughts: A Series of Sonnets
Secondary Works
Charles Harpur
Charles Harpur, an Australian
Harpur, Charles (1813-1868)
The Colonial Poets

André-Marie Chenier (1762-1794) was a victim of the French Revolution. Born in Constantinople of a Greek mother and a French father in the diplomatic service, he early felt the influence of classical antiquity though he was educated in France. Chénier was widely travelled and active in politics. Arrested in France on a false suspicion of animosity to the new regime, he was imprisoned at St. Lazare and later guillotined. His complete works were not published until 1819, but the poem La Jeune Captive was published in 1796 by a friend to whom Chénier entrusted it. It was inspired by Aimée Franquetot de Coigny (b. 1769), the recently divorced wife of a nobleman. Arrested ten days before Chénier, she was his companion in prison for four months, but she was released two months after his death and later remarried.

  • "André-Marie Chenier." Representative French Poetry. Ed. Victor E. Graham. 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965. 29-31.
  • Chenier, André-Marie. Oeuvres complètes. Paris: Gallimard, 1950.
  • Gale, Robert L. "Sargent, Epes." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies, 2000.
  • Evelev, John. "Willis, Nathaniel Parker." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Index to poems
  • Athey, Joel. "Fuller, Margaret." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies, 2000.
Index to poems
  • Williams, Julia. My City is Ancient and Famous. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2004. PS8645 .I445 S56 2004 Robarts Library
  • --. My Family is a Genius: Sprawl. Calgary: Addition Editions, 2002.
  • --. The Sink House. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2004. PS8645 .I445 S56 2004 Robarts Library
Index to poems
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  • --. Meet Me in the Parking Lot. Insomniac Press 2004. [fiction]
  • --. Pull Gently, Tear Here. Insomniac Press, 2001. [fiction]
  • --. This is me since yesterday. Toronto: Coach House Books, 1999. PS8573 .E4755 T44 1998 Robarts Library
  • --. Personal web site
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
  • Djwa, Sandra. Politics of the Imagination: A Life of F.R. Scott. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987.
  • Richardson, Keith. "Scott, Francis Reginald (Frank)." The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  • Scott, F.R. The Collected Poems of F. R. Scott. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1981.
  • --. The Dance is One. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
  • --. Essays on the Constitution: Aspects of Canadian Law and Politics. 1977. [Non-fiction]
  • --. Events and Signals. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954.
  • --. The Eye of the Needle: Satire, Sorties, Sundries. Montreal: Contact Press, 1957.
  • --. Overture. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1945.
  • --. Selected Poems. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1966.
  • --. Signature. Vancouver: Klanak Press, 1964.
  • --. Trouvailles: Poems from Prose. Montreal: Delta Canada, 1967.
  • --. Signature. Vancouver: Klanak Press, 1964.
  • --, trans. St-Denys Garneau & Anne Hebert: Translations/Traductions. Vancouver: Klanak Press, 1962.
  • --. Poems of French Canada. Burnaby, B.C.: Blackfish Press, 1977.
  • --, A.J.M. Smith, and Leo Kennedy, eds. New Provinces: Poems of Several Authors. Toronto: Macmillan, 1936.
  • -- and A.J.M. Smith, eds. The Blasted Pine: An Anthology of Satire, Invective and Disrespectful Verse. 1957.