Montreal 375

July 7, 2017

I found an anthology Montreal in Verse published by The Canadian Authors Association published in 1942. It was their members' tribute to Montreal on its 300th anniversary. Here are four of them and excerpts from the introduction.


"When the whole world is at war, events of purely local importance are apt to pass unnoticed. ...But writers, who work in the silence of their study, barely disturbed by outside noises, could not help but be inspired by Montreal's three centuries of existence. ...Poets could not remain silent, and this booklet shows that English-speaking writers of verse in Montreal have found in their city an abundant source of inspiration. ...As a French-speaking Montrealer it is my pleasant duty to thank our English-speaking poets for the love they have displayed for my native city, and to congratulate them on their poetic efforts."

--Faber Surveyer








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