Skip to main content

Fred Cogswell

Fred Cogswell was one of the scions of Canadian Poetry. A widely published poet, anthologist, translator, reviewer and critic, he was a figurehead on the Canadian literary scene for more than fifty years. He was the recipient of numerous awards and honours ranging from the Bliss Carmen Medal in 1947, to the Order of Canada in 1981, to a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Publishers Association in 2000. He was the founder of Fiddlehead Poetry Books, one of Canada's oldest literary p