George Woodcock was a Canadian writer of political biography and history, an anarchist thinker, an essayist and literary critic. He was also a poet, and published several volumes of travel writing.
Canadian Poets, 1960-1973
Compiled in 1976 by George Woodcock, this book lists works by 600 poets in 1200 books and booklets during the era leading up to Canadaâ€™s literary coming of age. "This listing of the writings in verse of Canadian poets between 1960 and 1973 came into existence because I was invited by Carl F. Klinck, the General Editor of the Literary History of Canada, to write for a new edition of that work the chapter covering poetry published in Canada since 1960. It was obvious that my first need was an adequate list, for I very soon realized that in quantity, even more than in character, the poetry published in Canada during the past decade has differed radically from what had appeared at any other time in the literary progress of our country." - Introductory note by George Woodcock