WORKS

POETRY

Characters in Cadence. Toronto: Macmillan, 1938.

Dream tapestries. Toronto: Macmillan, 1924.

Moonlight and Common Day. Toronto: Macmillan, 1922.

CRITICISM

Arnason, David. “Canadian Poetry: the Interregnum.” Canadian Verse 2.1 (1957): 28-32.

Ariss, Michelle. “Female and Modernist: Poems and Stories of Louise M. Bowman.” Books In Canada 31.6 (2002):
25,28.

Cimon, Anne. “Louise Morey Bowman.” DLB 68. 27-28.

Cimon, Anne. “Louise Morey Bowman: A Forgotten Muse.” Matrix 30 (1990): 44.

Doyle, James. “Harriet Monroe’s Poetry and Canadian Poetry.” Canadian Poetry 25 (1989).

Gustafson, Ralph. “Some Literary Reminiscences of the Eastern Townships.” Ellipse 25 (1980): 146-154.

Malus, Avrum, Diane Allard, and Maria Can Sundert. “Frank Oliver Call, Eastern Townships Poetry, and the
Modernist Movement.” Canadian Literature 107 (1985): 61-68.

Precosky, Don. “‘Back to the Woods Ye Muse of Canada’: Conservative Response to the Beginnings of
Modernism.” Canadian Poetry 12 (1983).

Precosky, Don. “Louise Morey Bowman.” Canadian Literature 79 (1978): 108-111.

DISSERTATIONS

Beattie, Alesander Munro. “Advent of modernism in Canadian Poetry in English, 1912-1940.” Dissertation. Columbia
University, 1957.

AWARDS

1924: Prix David (Quebec), Dream Tapestries

BIOGRAPHY
Louise Morey Bowman was born on January 17, 1882 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. After private schooling and travel in Europe, Bowman married and settled in Toronto. Her first book of poems, Moonlight and Common Day, did not appear until 1922. Her second volume, Dream Tapestries (1924) was awarded Quebec's Prix David. Two years later, Bowman moved with her husband to Montreal. In 1937, Bowman served as president of the Montreal Branch of the Canadian Authors Association. Her final collection, Characters in Cadence, was published in 1938. L.M. Bowman died in September of 1944 in Montreal; the Montreal Star mourned the loss of “one of the most authentic of the younger lyric poets of this Dominion,” calling her “a writer of rare sincerity, who possessed both vision and a keen sense of beauty.”

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