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Tim Lander (26 February 1938 – 20 August 2023) was a Canadian poet.

Born in Surrey, England, he studied at the University of London. In 1964, Lander emigrated to Canada. He lived primarily in Vancouver, where he began publishing chapbooks of his poetry.

Lander lived in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Lander used to be seen regularly playing a penny-whistle in front of the Regional Library branch at the Krall space (downtown Nanaimo) until his accident in 2021 where he moved to an assisted living facility. [1] He used to survive by selling his poetry and enjoyed the generosity of verbal exchange with passers-by.

Tim Lander died on 20 August 2023, at the age of 85. [2]


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  1. "Tim Lander Busking in Nanaimo, April 8/09, Diana Krall Plaza". Dailymotion. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2023.
  2. Owen, Catherine. "Episode 44: Tim Lander Homage (1938–2023)". Ms. Lyric's Poetry Outlaws. Retrieved 15 September 2023.