|Elizabeth Brewster (photo by Richard Marjan)|
A new poetic was given birth at these meetings of the Bliss Carman Society, one that would lead to a complete break with Canadian modernism. Brewster was a leading figure in the formation of a poetry that is plainspoken, precise in its observations of everyday life, and rooted very much in place, as can be seen in her early New Brunswick poem, “Where I Come From.”
Brewster’s poems appeared in the very first Fiddlehead, and in memoriam we will be publishing some of her early work from those first issues in this coming spring number of The Fiddlehead.
Ross Leckie, Editor