Earle Birney

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1904-1995
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Born in Calgary, Alberta, and raised on a farm in British Columbia, Earle Birney twice won the Governor General’s Award for his poetry. He studied at University of British Columbia and returned years later to help create Canada’s first university creative writing program there. His poems often express his deep political conviction and his passion for both labour rights and ecological issues.