Raymond Souster

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Raymond Holmes Souster OC (January 15, 1921 – October 19, 2012) was a Canadian poet whose writing career spanned over 70 years. More than 50 volumes of his own poetry were published during his lifetime, and he edited or co-edited a dozen volumes of poetry by others.[1] A resident of Toronto all of his life, he has been called that city's "most loved poet".[2]

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Raymond Souster

BornRaymond Holmes Souster
(1921-01-15)January 15, 1921
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedOctober 19, 2012(2012-10-19) (aged 91)
OccupationBank Vault Custodian
Alma materUniversity of Toronto Schools, Humberside Collegiate Institute
Notable worksThe Colour of the Times
Notable awardsGovernor General's Award, Order of Canada
SpouseRosalia Souster

Robert Fulford wrote of Souster in 1998: "You can't read the history of Canadian poetry without encountering him, yet somehow he remains obscure. His legendary shyness has created, over five decades, a curious form of anonymity: he's at once omnipresent and invisible."[3]