William Wilfred Campbell

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William Wilfred Campbell
William Wilfred Campbell
William Wilfred Campbell
Born1 June 1860
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Died1 January 1918
Ottawa, Ontario
Resting placeBeechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
OccupationCivil Servant
LanguageEnglish
NationalityCanada Canadian
CitizenshipBritish subject
GenrePoetry
Literary movementConfederation Poets
Notable worksLake Lyrics and Other Poems
Notable awardsFRSC
SpouseMary Louisa DeBelle (née Dibble)
ChildrenMargery, Faith, Basil, Dorothy

William Wilfred Campbell (1 June 1860 – 1 January 1918) was a Canadian poet. He is one of the Confederation Poets, a group of poets born during Canada's Confederation (in 1860s). By the end of the 19th century, he was thought as the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada."[1]

William Wilfred Campbell Poetry Festival[change | change source]

William Wilfred Campbell Poetry Festival is an Arts festival founded and directed by Paul Kastner in 2014 in Wiarton, Ontario. This festival is held every year in his respect.[2]

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Works by William Wilfred Campbell at Faded Page (Canada)
  • "Campbell, William Wilfred". University of Toronto Libraries. Representative Poetry Online. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. Adams, John Coldwell. "Confederation Voices: Seven Canadian Poets". Retrieved 12 November 2011.
  2. "Home". William Wilfred Campbell Appreciation Society.