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John McCrae

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

John McCrae

John McCrae was a medical doctor and poet. He served with the army in the Second Boer War and later in Europe during the First World War. The suffering and death he witnessed in the war became the subject of many of his poems, including "In Flanders Fields," perhaps the most famous Canadian poem ever written. McCrae died in 1918 and was buried with full military honours.

Sir Andrew Macphail

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Sir Andrew Macphail

Sir Andrew Macphail was a noted Canadian physician and man of letters. The founding editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, he also published more than ten books. He was knighted for his literary and military work in 1918. The book for which he is best remembered is The Master's Wife.

Michael Gnarowski

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Michael Gnarowski

Michael Gnarowski co-edited The Making of Modern Poetry in Canada, compiled The Concise Bibliography of English Canadian Literature, and edited the Critical Views on Canadian Writers series for McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Gnarowski is professor emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa.