Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

Poets and the Past in Ottawa's Beechwood Cemetery

L.D. Cross

Summer 2022 - Ottawa's Beechwood Cemetery

 

Poet and dramatist Marian Osborne and poet scholar Arthur Bourinot, whose detailed historical and biographical books on his contemporary poets contributed to the founding of Canadian literary criticism, inspired the Poet’s Hill Project, which was completed in 2006. And it is their final resting place. Poet’s Hill is at the main entrance to Beechwood Cemetery. It is the last anchor of the Poet’s Pathway, a 35-kilometre walking and cycling trail from Britannia Beach in the west end to the Rideau and Ottawa rivers and finally to Beechwood Cemetery …


Bio:

L. D. Cross is an Ottawa non-fiction writer of lifestyle articles, op-ed features, and books in the Amazing Stories series about unique aspects of Canadian history (www.koalaus.com).

 

[IMAGE CREDIT: “Photo courtesy of the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation”]