The Spirit of Solitude: Conventions and Continuities in Late Romance. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.
Poems Twice Told: The Boatman & Welcoming Disaster. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1981.
Beauty and the Beast and
Some Relatives. Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1974.
Welcoming Disaster: Poems, 1970-4.
Toronto: Saannes Publications, 1974.
Pratts Romantic Mythology: The
Witches Brew. St. Johns Nfld.: Memorial University,
The Boatman and Other Poems. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1968.
Four Ages of Man: The Classical Myths.
Toronto: Macmillan, 1962.
A Dry Light & The Dark Air.
Toronto: Hawkshead Press, 1959.
The Boatman. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1957.
O Earth Return. Toronto: Emblem
Nineteen Poems. Mallorca, Spain: Seizin Press, 1952.
A Country Without a Mythology. n.p.: 195?.
Berner, Audrey. The Unicorn Poems of Jay Macpherson. Journal of Canadian Poetry 3 (1980): 9-16.
Comments (On the Practice of Alluding). University
of Toronto Quarterly 61.3 (1992): 381-390.
Keith, W.J. Jay Macphersons Welcoming Disaster:
a Reconsideration. Canadian Poetry 36 (1995): 32-43.
Namjoshi, Suniti. In the Whales Belly: Jay
Macphersons Poetry. Canadian Literature 79 (1978):
Reaney, James. The Third-Eye Macphersons The Boatman. Canadian Literature 3 (1960): 23-34.
1958: Governor Generals Award, The Boatman
1957: Presidents Medal, University of Western Ontario, 1957
1957: Levinson Prize
|Jay Macpherson was born in London, England, in 1931. Nine years later, she and her parents immigrated to Newfoundland, and Macpherson has since made Canada her home. She attended McGill University and the University of Toronto, and taught in the University's English Department from 1957-1996. Macpherson is best known for her mythopoeic poetry, owing to her interest in Northrop Frye's theories of myth and mythic displacement. Her poem cycle The Boatman (1958) won the Governor General's Award for Poetry.|
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