Souster, Raymond

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Souster, Raymond

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  • Souster, Raymond Holmes

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Raymond Souster was born on January 15, 1921 in Toronto. Souster was a prominent Canadian poet based in Toronto. His poems illustrated the daily life of average people living in Toronto. He worked at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, but also built a career in poetry. Souster wrote and edited over 50 volumes of poetry throughout his life. He was a founder of 3 poetry journals as well as the League of Canadian Poets organization in 1966. Souster receved the Governor General's Award for poetry and the Order of Canada for his works. He died on October 19, 2012.


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Created by PH in September 2018.


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University of Toronto Libraries. "Souster, Raymond (1921 - 2012)." Representative Poetry Online. Accessed September 20, 2018.

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