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Poetry and Vagabondage

The inaugural Vancouver International Poetry Festival is coming April 18-23rd. We thought we’d get in the mood by reading a few poems from our holdings.

We have the records of the Vancouver Poetry Society, which existed to cultivate and popularize poetry as an art and was active from 1916 until dissolution in 1974.

Vancouver Poetry Society

Members of Poetry Society, May 1929. L-R front row: Bliss Carman, Annie Charlotte Dalton, A. M. Stephen; Back row: Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, Lorne Pierce, Ernest Fewster. Photographer: George T. Wadds. Item # CVA 125-3

John Vanderpant, better known as a photographer, was a member of the Poetry Society. A few of his poems are in those records. Continue reading