Claire Harris, poet (born 13 June 1937 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad). Harris has written numerous collections of poetry since her first volume, Fables from the Women’s Quarters, was published in 1984. Her work has garnered national and international acclaim — she was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, Fables won the Commonwealth Award for Poetry. Harris’ poetry often voices the psychological struggles experienced by women of color who face oppression and violence.
Audrey St Denys Johnson (born Wood). Music and drama critic and columnist, poet, director, born Toronto 21 Dec 1915, died Victoria 12 Aug 1993; piano teachers' LRSM 1932. Her family moved to Victoria, BC, in 1920, and there she studied piano (with Stanley Shale), singing, and violin.