Alden Nowlan was born January 25, 1933 at Windsor, Nova Scotia.
Primarily self-educated, Nowlan worked as a newspaperman, and
published poetry, plays, short stories, and novels. His poetry
collection Bread, Wine and Salt won the Governor's General
award in 1967. Much of his work reflects his regional roots and an
affection for the ordinary people. Nowlan was central in the
Fredericton and Altlantic literary community and became
writer-in-residence at University of New Brunswick in 1969. He died
in Fredericton June 27, 1983.
Patrick Lane is one of Canada's pre-eminent poets,
winner of numerous awards, including the Governor
General's Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors
Association Award, the Lieutenant Governor's Award for
Literary Excellence and three National Magazine Awards. His
distinguished career spans forty-five years and twenty-four volumes
of poetry as well as award-winning books of fiction and
Lorna Crozier is one of Canada's best-known poets. She
lives near Victoria, B.C.