Descant would like to acknowledge the passing of a magnificent Canadian poet. Yesterday, P.K. Page passed away in Victoria, BC at the age of 93.
Since her birth in 1916, Patricia Kathleen Page has amassed numerous awards and honours for her work both within Canada and abroad. In 1954, she received The Governor General’s Award in Poetry, and The Lieut. Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2004. In 2000, her poem, “Planet Earth,” was chosen by the United Nations for its reading series, Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry. Her latest poetry collection, Cullen, and a collection of fables, The Sky Tree, were published in November 2009.
Her short narrative, “Those Years,” was recently published in Descant #145: Private Worlds, Public Exigencies (Summer 2009).
We offer our condolences to her family and are honoured to have been a part of her distinguished publishing career.