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Earle Birney

Canadian poet and author whose most well-known works include Now could be Time, The Carry within the Delhi Street, David along with other Poems, and Turvey. He received both Governor General’s Honor as well as the Lorne Pierce Medal. He was raised on a plantation and kept many odd careers before their studies at the Colleges of Toronto, English Columbia, California (Berkeley), and London. His 1942 poem “David,” created on the main topics euthanasia, was both well-known and controversial. During his short relationship to Sylvia Johnston, he started posting his wife’s Trotskyist politics views. He earned Canada’s Governor General’s Honor double in his existence; poet E.J. Pratt was a three-time receiver of the honor.

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