Find out more about the greatest Canadian Poets, including Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Gordon Lightfoot, Tablo and John McCrae.
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934
Singer-songwriter
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939
Writer, Environmental Activist

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943
Canadian poet

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer

Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992
Poet

K'naanK'naan
30 May 1978
Poet
Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

John McCraeJohn McCrae
30 November 1872
Poet

Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,

Thomas D'Arcy McGeeThomas D'Arcy McGee
13 April 1825
Politician
Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie
06 December 1803
Author

Mark StrandMark Strand
11 April 1934
Poet

Charles de LintCharles de Lint
22 December 1951
Novelist, Writer, Poet, Musician

Irving LaytonIrving Layton
12 March 1912
Poet

Lisa RobertsonLisa Robertson
22 July 1961
Poet
Shane KoyczanShane Koyczan
22 May 1976
 

Duncan Campbell ScottDuncan Campbell Scott
02 August 1862
Poet, Writer, Civil servant

Émile NelliganÉmile Nelligan
24 December 1879
Poet

George WoodcockGeorge Woodcock
08 May 1912
Writer, Literary critic, Poet, Historian,
Al PurdyAl Purdy
30 December 1918
 

Bliss CarmanBliss Carman
15 April 1861
Poet
Anne MichaelsAnne Michaels
15 April 1958
Poet

F. R. ScottF. R. Scott
01 August 1899
Poet

James ReaneyJames Reaney
01 September 1926
Poet
Archibald LampmanArchibald Lampman
 

Earle BirneyEarle Birney
13 May 1904
Poet
William Wilfred CampbellWilliam Wilfred Campbell
01 June 1860
Poet

Alden NowlanAlden Nowlan
25 January 1933
Novelist

Charles G. D. RobertsCharles G. D. Roberts
10 January 1860
Poet
Anne HébertAnne Hébert
01 August 1916
Author

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György FaludyGyörgy Faludy
22 September 1910
Poet
Charles FenertyCharles Fenerty
31 December 1821
Inventor

Susan MusgraveSusan Musgrave
12 March 1951
Poet

Robert Stanley WeirRobert Stanley Weir
15 November 1856
Judge

Marie-Claire BlaisMarie-Claire Blais
05 October 1939
Writer
Gaston MironGaston Miron
08 January 1928
Poet
Dorothy LivesayDorothy Livesay
12 October 1909
Poet

Octave CrémazieOctave Crémazie
16 April 1827
Poet

John Malcolm BrinninJohn Malcolm Brinnin
13 September 1916
Poet

John GlasscoJohn Glassco
15 December 1909
Poet
Louis DudekLouis Dudek
06 February 1918
Poet

Hector de Saint-Denys GarneauHector de Saint-Denys Garneau
13 June 1912
Poet

William Henry DrummondWilliam Henry Drummond
13 April 1854
Poet

Isabella Valancy CrawfordIsabella Valancy Crawford
25 September 1846
Writer

Margaret AvisonMargaret Avison
23 April 1918
Poet
Jay MacphersonJay Macpherson
13 June 1931
Poet

Louis-Honoré FréchetteLouis-Honoré Fréchette
16 November 1839
Poet
François-Xavier GarneauFrançois-Xavier Garneau
15 June 1809
Notary

Patrick AndersonPatrick Anderson
04 August 1915
Poet

Annie Louisa WalkerAnnie Louisa Walker
 
Susan GoyetteSusan Goyette
04 April 1964
Poet

Matt CohenMatt Cohen
30 December 1942
Writer
Alain GrandboisAlain Grandbois
25 May 1900
Poet

Antoine Gérin-LajoieAntoine Gérin-Lajoie
04 August 1824
Poet

Hédi BouraouiHédi Bouraoui
16 July 1932
Poet

Alexander McLachlanAlexander McLachlan
1818 AD
Canadian poet

Tom MacInnesTom MacInnes
29 October 1867
Poet
Félix-Antoine SavardFélix-Antoine Savard
31 August 1896
Priest

Ralph GustafsonRalph Gustafson
16 August 1909
Poet

Charles HeavysegeCharles Heavysege
02 May 1816
Poet

Nérée BeaucheminNérée Beauchemin
20 February 1850
Poet
Louis DantinLouis Dantin
28 November 1865
Writer

Robert FinchRobert Finch
14 May 1900
Poet
A.M. KleinA.M. Klein
14 February 1909
Poet

Blanche Lamontagne-BeauregardBlanche Lamontagne-Beauregard
13 January 1889
Poet

Jean CharbonneauJean Charbonneau
1875 AD
Poet
A.J.M. SmithA.J.M. Smith
08 November 1902
Poet

Robert Guy ChoquetteRobert Guy Choquette
22 April 1905
Novelist