Fonds MsC 31 - Raymond Souster fonds

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Raymond Souster fonds

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MsC 31

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  • 1972 (Creation)
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    Souster, Raymond

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1 cm of textual material

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(1921-)

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Raymond Holmes Souster (born in Toronto, 15 January 1921) is a Canadian poet. Souster joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1939 and, apart from his service in World War II, worked there until his retirement in 1985. With Louis Dudek and Irving Layton he collaborated on CONTACT magazine and Contact Press. Souster helped to establish the League of Canadian Poets and, from 1967 to 1972, served as the first president of the organization. Souster's The Colour of the Times won the 1964 Governor General's Award for poetry. Hanging In (1979) won the City of Toronto Book Award in 1980. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995. Souster's Uptown Downtown (2006) was nominated for the 2007 City of Toronto Book Award.

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The fonds consists of galleys (with authors corrections) of Sousters Selected poems (Oberon Press, 1972).

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Created May 16, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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