Milton Acorn Critical Essays


(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Acorn, Milton 1923–

Acorn is a Canadian poet and editor. His work is often political in content, revealing the poet's leftist and nationalist sympathies. The poet's concern for establishing the rhythms of the human voice in his work is reflected in a poetic diction stressing common speech and idiomatic expressions. A native of Prince Edward Island, Acorn creates poetry informed by the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape. His finest work is characterized by its driving rhythms and vivid natural imagery.