A Woman Clothed in Words
Anne Szumigalski was one of Saskatchewan and Canada's best-known, best-loved poets. She published more than a dozen books of poetry, as well as a play, two collections of essays and a "book of fables." Her 1995 publication Voice received the Governor General's Award for poetry, while her works received several Saskatchewan Book Awards and others. She was instrumental in the founding of both the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild and the literary journal Grain, and is appreciated for having been a mentor to many young poets in the region.
Born Anne Davis, in London, England, she served as an interpreter and welfare officer with the British Red Cross Civilian Relief organization during WWII. She immigrated to Canada with her family, eventually settling in Saskatoon. Anne Szumigalski died in 1999.