CBC Television Network

Modern Canadian Poetry

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1967

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday afternoons from April 30 to July 23, 1967.

This was a 13-week series of half-hour programs dedicated to contemporary Canadian poets. Viewers were exposed to some of the most important writers in Canadian literature including Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, bp Nichol, Al Purdy, bill bissett, Earle Birney, Irving Layton, Robert Hogg, Michael Ondaatje, George Bowering and Dorothy Livesay.

Host: Phyllis Webb

Producer: John Kennedy [See Compass and Horizon]

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005