Sunday, January 16, 2022

Jan. 16: Robert W. Service, Canadian poet


Robert W. Service (1874-1958) British-Canadian poet, "the Bard of the Yukon," known for The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee, the popularity of which led to Songs of a Sourdough (re-titled The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses in the U.S.) and Ballads of a Cheechako; the income from these and subsequent books allowed him to move to Paris, the French Riviera, and elsewhere.


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