Who is E. J. Pratt

Edwin John Dove Pratt (February 4, 1882 – April 26, 1964), who published as E. J. Pratt, was "the leading Canadian poet of his time." He was a Canadian poet from Newfoundland who lived most of his life in Toronto, Ontario. A three-time winner of the country's Governor General's Award for poetry, he has been called "the foremost Canadian poet of the first half of the century."

Early life

EJ Pratt was born Edwin John Dove Pratt in Western Bay, Newfoundland, on February 4, 1882. He was brought up in a variety of Newfoundland communities as his father John Pratt was posted around the colony as a Methodist minister. John Pratt was originally a lead miner from Old Gang mines in Gunnerside - a village in North Yorkshire, England. In the 1850s he became a Methodist pas...
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E. J. Pratt Poems

  • The Witches' Brew
    Perched on a dead volcanic pile,
    Now charted as a submerged peak,
    Near to a moon-washed coral isle,
    A hundred leagues from Mozambique,...
  • The Toll Of The Bells

    We gave them at the harbour every token-
    The ritual of the guns, and at the mast...
  • The Supreme Test
    Now it was clear to every Shade
    That some great wonder was before them,
    As Tom upon the palisade
    Emptied, as fast as Lulu bore them,...
  • The Shark
    He seemed to know the harbour,
    So leisurely he swam;
    His fin,
    Like a piece of sheet-iron,...
  • The Sea-cat
    It's not for us to understand
    How life on earth began to be,
    How forms that lived within the sea
    Should leave the water for the land;...
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Sea 15 Wild 9 Night 9 Water 9 Fish 7 Great 7 Life 7 Time 6 Face 6 Sun 6

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Ruuank_: assisti todos jurassic park/world, ficou assim 1 - jurassic world 2 - j park 2 3 - j park 3 4 - j world 3 5 - j park 6 - j world 2 chris pratt é a pior coisa da franquia
Duplighost_: i’m not saying dedicated voice actors can’t be wildly successful, but there comes a point where i feel like you can’t consider someone who primarily does other forms of acting like pratt a voice actor unless they voice act a lot (i.e. j.k. simmons or mark hamill)
Andresprone: aia 2023 young architects award winners. l-r, top-bottom: jl baker, m. clapper, j. davis, a. dvorak, e. escott, s. fischer, sf gathings, b. graham, cm haedt, rr murphy, b. pratt, c. shannon, j. takeuchi, k. thuesen, k. tuttle, s. vito, dj wilson.
Uoftfnh: repost - liz howard (shaftesbury creative writer-in-residence), and george elliott clarke (e.j. pratt professor of canadian literature) as part of our faculty reading series on wednesday, march 8 at 6:00pm est in alumni hall, old vic. read more here:
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How happy I was if I could forget
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