Carman conducted a syndicated newspaper column, essays from which were reprinted in 3 volumes, notably The Kinship of Nature (1903). With Mary Perry King, he collaborated on The Making of Personality (1908) and in that year moved to New Canaan. With Mrs King he wrote Daughters of Dawn (1913) and Earth Deities and Other Masques (1914). Suffering from tuberculosis, he spent many months during 1919 and 1920 in sanitaria. Upon recovery, he embarked on reading and lecture tours of Canada and the US which brought renewed popularity. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Carman's prose works reflect his wide interests but are otherwise undistinguished. As an inveterate letter writer, however, he did develop a lively, epistolary style, and he achieved in his best verse a few finely wrought lyrics of enduring quality.
Author H.P. GUNDY
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The Canadian Poetry Press
This site offers scholarly commentary on a wide range of Canadian poetry. Includes many poems by Canadian authors and information about the “Confederation poets”.
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...