Born (Aug 8, 1934) and raised in Victoria, Allan Gordon Brown of Powell River graduated from the University of Kingston and taught writing courses in Ontario and at the Malaspina University College branch in Powell River. Having published poems since 1962, he released numerous titles, more than twenty, including Winter Journey (Quarry Press, 1984) and Divinations (Ekstatis Editions, 1998), as well as chapbooks including Images (Lantzville: Leaf Press, 2002), Biblical Sonatas (Serengeti Press, 2008) and Before the Dark (Leaf 2014) which was dedicated to his longtime wife, Patricia (1932-2011). Following a visit to his hometown, Brown became a contributor to the Island Catholic News for about ten years after he had picked up a copy of the publication in a library. He wrote commissioned reviews for ICN and attended events associated with the paper. Allan Brown died of pancreatic cancer at age 82 on September 13, 2016.

[BCBW 2016] "Poetry"