Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen (l.) collaborated with wig-maker Janet Gallant to write a long poem about Gallant’s life after her mother left her with an abusive father at age three and later finding out she was bi-racial. FULL STORY

Silver Donald Cameron (1937 – 2020)

June 19th, 2020

The maritime writer known as Silver Donald Cameron died on June 1, 2020 in Halifax from complications arising from lung cancer. Born in Toronto, he was raised in the Vancouver area from the age of two. He attended UBC (where he also taught for a short time) but moved to Halifax in the 1960s, settling in Cape Breton in 1971. Cameron’s profiles of distinctly West Coast personalities, Seasons in the Rain: An Ex-Patriate’s Notes on British Columbia (McClelland & Stewart 1978), includes a rare profile of publisher David Hancock and an admiring description of Hubert Evans.

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