A(rthur) J(ames) M(arshall) Smith Introduction - Essay

Introduction

Smith, A(rthur) J(ames) M(arshall) 1902–

Smith, a Canadian poet, editor and critic, has greatly influenced the development of modern Canadian poetry. Among the anthologies he has edited are The Book of Canadian Poetry and The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse. His own verse, reflecting Smith's interest in Yeats and the metaphysical poets, has been praised for its austere craftsmanship and freedom from provincialism. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1-4, rev. ed.)