Robin Skelton

During his life, Robin Skelton was a poet, critic, editor, fiction writer, anthologist and translator. He was called Canada's Merlin, its Wizard of the West. In his work he explored many poetic forms, including some oriental forms rarely, if ever, explored by a western poet. Skelton passed away in 1997, but just as he mentored many young writers during his life, his writing continues to influence the life and work of a new generation of poets.