Gwendolyn MacEwan

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Birthday
1, 1941
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 29, 1987 (46)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1941
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 29, 1987 (46)

About

Canadian poet, novelist, children's book author, and translator known for The Fire-Eaters, The Shadow-Maker, Afterworlds, and other works. She received the prestigious Governor General's Award in 1969.

Before Fame

She grew up in Toronto as the daughter of a mentally disturbed and often institutionalized mother and an alcoholic father.

Trivia

She published her first poem at age seventeen.

Family Life

She was married twice: first, to poet Milton Acorn, and then to Niko Tsingos, a Greek musician. She died in her forties from complications of alcoholism.

Associated With

She was honored in "Isis in Darkness," a short story by author Margaret Atwood.

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