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The Edge Of Home

As both People's Poet and Governor General's award winner, Milton Acorn was the only Islander to achieve significant national recognition for the poetry and prevails as the very symbol of poetic expression on PEI. 

"Now when I read Milton Acorn's poems and come across lines like 'I've tasted my blood too much / to love what I was born to?' or his marvelous jeu d'esprit, 'The National History of Elephants'... they take on deeper meaning for me, for I know they're intrinsically his, as much as the gravelly rasp, the cheeks' and dignity against those who would keep those from them." - Irving Layton, "Reminiscence by Irving Layton"

"Acorn is an affirmative voice, a gentleness masked with ferocity, the best of our traditional wisdom expressed in forceful up-to-date diction." - Fred Cogswell, "Three Arc-Light Groups"


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