The Poet’s Pulpit and Poet’s Pulpit Press were the brainchildren of the late nocturnal poet Jeffrey Allan Saturday. Founded in 2004, a year before his death, Saturday had spent the better part of his life struggling with the blank white page before he decided to lay down his pen and liquidate his vast collection of rare and antiquated Canadian Poetry.

An intoxicated Saturday was last seen alive Thursday August 11, 2005, at the base of the Champlain monument in Ottawa; reading aloud from "Among the Millet", Archibald Lampman’s first book of poetry. His body was found a week later floating in Dows Lake. He is buried in Beechwood Cemetery alongside some of his favourite poets.

Story continues on the "About Us" page.


Poetry, by giving dignity and utterance to our distress, enables us to hope, makes compassion reasonable - Irving Layton

 
The Collected Poems of Wilfred Campbell (Two Copies Signed)
Author: Campbell, William Wilfred
Category: Signed/Autographed
Publisher: William Briggs 1905
Condition: Good
Notes: About the books: First Copy has been signed by the poet in accordance with this edition being "printed and bound for the Canadian Club of Toronto" This is copy 165. Page is starting to separate and the two ensuing pages (title & preface) have separated completely from edition. Second copy is in better condition, however, this copy is not signed by the author, but by Canada's tenth Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. This copy was inscribed to Lady Tilley, wife of Samuel Leonard Tilley, Father of Confederation. There is also a long inscription/quote written on last page, next to last poem. Unable to determine if this was from King's, Tilley's or someone else's hand. Scarce association copy. William Lyon Mackenzie King was so impressed by Campbell's poetry that he helped bolster funding for the stone bench next to Campbell's grave in Beechwood Cemetery, in Ottawa, Ontario. Additional photos available upon request. We're not satisfied unless you are.
Price: $2,500.00
 
     
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