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Finch, Robert (1900–1995) By Hall, Molly

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1497-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 02 June 2023, from


Canadian poet, editor, and critic Robert Finch was born on May 14, 1900 in Long Island, New York, but immigrated to Canada, adopting it as his homeland. Like most of the Canadian modernist poets he wrote his best-known poetry during the 1930s when the Depression precluded the real possibility of publication. His work was included in several seminal Canadian collections of the mid-century, including New Provinces: Poems of Several Authors (1936) and The Book of Canadian Poetry (1943), signaling that he had “arrived” as a poetic intellectual.

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Hall, Molly. "Finch, Robert (1900–1995)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 2 Jun. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1497-1

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