Livesay, Dorothy

LIVESAY, Dorothy, poet, social worker (b 12 Oct 1909, Winnipeg; d 29 Dec 1996, Victoria). One of the finest poets of her generation, she began writing as a teenager and published her first book of poems, Green Pitcher, in 1928. After studying in France she returned to Canada in 1932 and became a social worker. During the 1930s she was drawn increasingly to social activism, and her poetry explored political and feminist themes as well as personal, emotional ones. She came to VANCOUVER in 1936;...

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