Canada’s Greatest Poet – Irving Layton
A celebration marking Irving’s 100th birthday on March 12. A friend whose company I always looked forward to and still miss.
The man who taught Leonard Cohen, influenced scores of poets, writers, songwriters, he inspired hundreds if not thousands from the unknown to dedicated writers such as Allen Ginsberg who would always quote his work with William Blake, and students still fortunate enough to know poetry is alive in Canada.
Read his work. You’ll be honored.
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