The Penguin Treasury of Popular Canadian Poems and Songs
Last updated: 06.08.17
Paperback - 336 pages (October 7, 2002), usually ships within 24 hours.
The Penguin Treasury of Popular Canadian Poems and Songs brings together nearly 160 poems, verses and rhymes composed by Canadians over the last two centuries. These familiar phrases, lines, verses and even whole works have been "learned by heart" by millions of Canadians over the years, but never before have they been compiled together. The Penguin Treasury of Popular Canadian Poems and Songs is less a literary collection than it is a compilation of classics, well-known favourites and neglected gems that deserve to be savoured and treasured.
From our national anthem to the best-loved poems of the Confederation poets, from the songs of Stan Rogers to the recent "I AM CANADIAN" rant, this treasury paints a picture of our cultural life—from sea to shining sea.
About the Author
John Robert Colombo has written or edited more than 130 books, most of which are devoted to the lore and literature of Canada. He is also a frequent contributor to Canadian newspapers, magazines, and journals. From 1990 to 1999 he was the general editor of The Canadian Global Almanac, an 800-page annual of facts about Canada and the world.