Born in East Centreville, New Brunswick, Canadian poet Fred Cogswell (1917-2004) served overseas in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. Cogswell published numerous collections of poetry including Black and White Tapestry (1989), In Praise of Old Music (1992) and The Trouble With Light (1996). In 1958, Cogswell, along with close friend and travelling poet Warren Kinthompson and a group of students and faculty from the University of New Brunswick, founded Fiddlehead Poetry Books, now one of Canada's important small press publishers operating as Goose Lane Editions. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1981.
Books by Fred Cogswell
On Monday, April 26th, 1937, the bells of Santa Maria tolled, warning of the inhumane aerial raid that would reduce the Spanish city of Guernica into ruins. Men, women, children and animals were destroyed under the weight of the fiery nationalist bombs...