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Birthday ***, 1926
Place of Birth Canada
Death day June 11, 2008 (81 years old)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
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James Reaney

James Crerar Reaney, Canadian poet, playwright, songwriter and teacher, "his works have transformed the life of a small Ontario town into a realm of dreams and symbols." Reaney has won Canada's highest literary award three times, the Governor's Award, and received the Governor General's Prize for Poetry or Drama for his poetry and drama.

Born September 1, 1926, Easthope, Ontario, Canada
Died June 11, 2008, London, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Writer, Artist, Poet, Playwright
Language English
Notable works Poems (1972), The Donnellys
Notable awards Order of Canada, FRSC, Governor General's Award
Spouse Colleen Thibaudeau
Children James Stewart, John Andrew, Susan Alice Elizabeth

About James Reaney

Canadian poet, librettist, dramatist, academic, and three-time recipient of The Governor General's Award. His poetry collections include The Red Heart and Imprecations: The Art of Swearing; his plays include Masks of Childhood and Listen to the Wind.

James Reaney before fame

He grew up on an Ontario farm and later studied at University College, Toronto.

Achievement of James Reaney

One of his dramatic works, Colours in the Dark, was staged as part of the 1967 Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

James Reaney family life

He wed Colleen Thibaudeau (also a poet) in 1951, and the couple had three children between 1952 and 1959.

Associations of James Reaney

He edited a literary journal called Alphabet: A Semi-Annual Devoted to the Iconography of the Imagination. The journal published the works of Margaret Atwood and other renowned writers.

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