Literary Birthday – 11 October – David McFadden

Happy Birthday, David McFadden, born 11 October 1940.


  1. When I was young, I overheard a Brit say Canada wasn’t a real country because it doesn’t have any poets. Even then, I kind of knew that was wrong, but I still thought, ‘Wow, here’s my chance to do something, to be of service to my country.’
  2. The greatest sadnesses are forever those; that make us look back with a silly smile.
  3. Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one.
  4. Do those we remember remember us?

David McFadden is a Canadian poet, fiction writer, and travel writer. He has published over thirty books of poetry and prose, including Anonymity Suite and The Art of DarknessWhy Are You So Sad? Selected Poems of David W. McFadden was shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 11th October 2017