Acorn, Milton

ACORN, Milton, poet (b 30 Mar 1923, Charlottetown; d 20 Aug 1986, Charlottetown). He was a carpenter by trade, a communist and Canadian nationalist by choice, who made poetry his profession, living hand-to-mouth, shunning academia and styling himself a "people's poet." Afflicted with a variety of physical and mental ailments, he lived a troubled life but in the end was recognized as one of the outstanding poets of his generation. He began publishing poetry in 1953 when living in Montreal, then...

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