Journey with My Selves: A Memoir, 1909-1963

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Douglas & McIntyre, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 222 pages

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About the author (1991)

Dorothy Livesay was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on October 12, 1909. Educated at the University of Toronto and the Sorbonne, she worked in left politics during the 1930s. As a teacher, she worked in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) from 1959 to 1963. She then taught as a writer-in-residence at a number of universities, including the University of Alberta, the University of Victoria, and St. John's College, University of Manitoba. Besides being a professor, she also worked as a journalist, and editor. Livesay was the founder and first editor of CVII and a founding member of the League of Canadian Poets. The B.C. book prize for poetry is named in her honour. She won the Governor General's Literary Award in the poetry category in 1944 for Day And Night, and again in 1947 for Poems for People. Livesay was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1987. Livesay died in 1996.

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