After planting trees for six years, Robert MacLean published his fifth volume of poetry, In a Canvas Tent (Sono Nis, 1984), about his experiences in the woods at Port Eliza, Queen Charlotte Islands, Kitwanga, Nass River, Slave Lake and Haines Creek. Born in Nova Scotia in 1948, he wrote his M.A. thesis at the University of New Brunswick on Henry David Thoreau and received his Ph.D from the University of Edinburgh for his study of William Blake.

[BCBW 2004] "Poetry" "Forestry"