National Post (National Edition)
ON THIS DAY
December 29, 1996
Author Dorothy Livesay died in Victoria, B.C. Livesay came from a family of writers—her mother was a journalist, poet and translator, and her father managed the Canadian Press news organization. Best known for her poetry, Livesay won Governor General’s Awards for Day and Night (1944) and Poems for People (1947). She published prolifically, and her concern for women’s rights and the identity of the woman artist grew over time.
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