Top 20 Poet celebrities in Canada
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Poet celebrities [Updated May 29, 2022].
Margaret Atwood was born
on November 18, 1939
in Ottawa, Canada.
She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship.
Michaela Angemeer was born
on November 18, 1992
She has seen her Instagram account grow to boast more than 80,000 followers. Her debut poetry book When He Leaves You debuted in the top 100 in Amazon's poetry books written by female authors section.
Suhaib Rumi was born
on November 22, 1988
He has a website which is a marketplace for self-titled branded watches.
John McCrae was born
on November 30, 1872
in Guelph, Canada.
He died of pneumonia while working in a World War I hospital.
George Elliott Clarke was born
on February 12, 1960
His 2001 work, Execution Poems, received the Governor General's Award for Poetry
Emily Pauline Johnson was born
on March 10, 1861
She died of breast cancer, and her memorial service was held in Vancouver on her fifty-second birthday.
Dawud Wharnsby was born
on June 27, 1972
in Kitchener, Canada.
In 2003, he converted to Islam and changed his legal name from David Howard Wharnsby to Dawud Ali Wharnsby.
Marie-Claire Blais was born
on October 5, 1939
in Quebec City, Canada.
She was a recipient of both the Prix France-Canada and the Governor General's Literary Award.
Rina Lasnier was born
on August 6, 1915
She also wrote several plays including Féerie indienne in 1939.
Shane Koyczan was born
on May 22, 1976
He co-founded a spoken-word poetry group called Tons of Fun University (or T.O.F.U.).
Bliss Carman was born
on April 15, 1861
in Fredericton, Canada.
He was a supporter of Unitrinianism (not to be confused with Unitarianism), which was a philosophy that dealt with aligning mind, body and spirit and overcoming the physical and spiritual imbalances caused by an urbanized world.
Gilles Vigneault was born
on October 27, 1928
His song "Mon Pays" -- included on the soundtrack of a 1965 film -- built his reputation as a singer/songwriter.
FR Scott was born
on August 1, 1899
His experience of The Great Depression motivated him to found The League for Social Reconstruction. Later, he also spearheaded the first Social Democratic Party in Canadian history.
Emile Nelligan was born
on December 24, 1879
in Montreal, Canada.
He had a major psychotic break in 1899 from which he never fully recovered.
EJ Pratt was born
on February 4, 1882
His famous poem "From Stone to Steel" deals with evolution, which was a theme in much of his writing.
Francois-Xavier Garneau was born
on June 15, 1809
His name was given to The François-Xavier Garneau Medal, which became the Canadian Historical Association's most prestigious award.
James Reaney was born
on September 1, 1926
One of his dramatic works, Colours in the Dark, was staged as part of the 1967 Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Octave Cremazie was born
on April 16, 1827
He faced severe financial difficulties that forced him to live for a time in France. During this period of his life, he adopted the pseudonym of Jules Fontaine.
Boonaa Mohammed was born
on April 14, 1987
He founded the Islamic media production company Safina Media.
Gerald Godin was born
on November 13, 1938
He was arrested during the 1970 October Crisis. Later a prominent member of the Parti Quebecois, he was elected to several government positions.