Tom Marshall (poet)

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Tom Marshall
Thomas Archibald Marshall

(1938-04-09)April 9, 1938
DiedApril 28, 1993(1993-04-28) (aged 55)
Education Queen's University
Known forPoet, critic and novelist
Notable workThe Essential Tom Marshall, 2012

Thomas Archibald Marshall (April 9, 1938 – April 28, 1993) was a Canadian poet, critic and novelist. [1]


Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, [1] he grew up in the United States. [2] He was educated at Queen's University in Kingston, where he received his MA in 1965, writing his thesis on poet A. M. Klein. [1] [3] Marshall taught at the institution from 1964 until his death. [1]

Marshall was the author of numerous poetry collections and novels, [1] the poetry editor of Canadian Forum and the chief editor of Quarry. [3]

At the time of his death in 1993, Marshall had completed a final novel, The Adventures of John Montgomery. [4] The novel was posthumously published in 1995, and was reissued in 2014 as part of a series of historical novels set in Kingston. [4] The Essential Tom Marshall, an anthology of his poetry compiled by David Helwig and Michael Ondaatje, was published in 2012. [3]





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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Tom Marshall in The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. New, William H. (2002). Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p.  717. ISBN   9780802007612.
  3. 1 2 3 "An absolutely essential read". Kingston Whig-Standard , June 14, 2012.
  4. 1 2 Merilyn Simonds, "The irrepressible Henry Eustace MacFutter". Kingston Whig-Standard , November 25, 2014.