Michael Whelan (poet)

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Michael Whelan, "the Poet of Renous", was born in 1858 in Renous, New Brunswick. He worked as a school teacher, and as a book-keeper for a local mill. He is, however, best known for his poetry celebrating the Miramichi, including the famous Dungarvon Whooper. He died at Chatham, New Brunswick (now Miramichi, New Brunswick) in 1937.[1][2]


  1. ^ Ghost Stories, New Brunswick
  2. ^ Michael O. Nowlan, Editor (1990) Michael Whelan: Folk poet of Renous River, New Ireland Press, Fredericton, NB.