E. Pauline Johnson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

E. Pauline Johnson

Canadian poet and performer

Date of Birth: 10-Mar-1861

Place of Birth: Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: 07-Mar-1913

Profession: actor, writer, poet

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About E. Pauline Johnson

  • Emily Pauline Johnson (also known in Mohawk as Tekahionwake –pronounced: dageh-eeon-wageh, literally: 'double-life') (10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913), commonly known as E.
  • Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. Johnson's poetry was published in Canada, the United States and Great Britain.
  • Johnson was one of a generation of widely read writers who began to define a Canadian literature.
  • While her literary reputation declined after her death, since the later 20th century, there has been renewed interest in her life and works.
  • A complete collection of her known poetry was published in 2002. Johnson was notable for her poems and performances that celebrated her Indigenous heritage; her father was a hereditary Mohawk chief of mixed ancestry.
  • She also drew from English influences, as her mother was an English immigrant.
  • One such poem is the frequently anthologized "The Song My Paddle Sings".

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