Gwendolyn MacEwen (2559 words)


Multilingual autodidact and the first Vice-President of the Flat Earth Society, Gwendolyn MacEwen was a Canadian practitioner of several literary forms, though she is primarily regarded as a poet who was twice awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry: for The Shadow-Maker (1969) and for Afterworlds (1987: posthumous award). She received the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Award for her contribution to the arts in 1977. Born in Toronto on 1 September 1941, MacEwen was an autodidact with a gift for learning languages and an appetite for combining mythology with philosophy in dramatic poetic fashion. She authored more than twenty books published between 1961 and 1987, as well as writing numerous radio dramas for …

Citation: MacDonald, Tanis. "Gwendolyn MacEwen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 November 2021 [, accessed 05 December 2021.]

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