September 30, 1950|
|Died||January 25, 1990
|Occupation||poet and author|
Shaunt Basmajian (30 September 1950 – 25 January 1990) was a Canadian poet and author.
He was a co-founder of Old Nun Publications and was a member of the Parliament Street Library poetry group.
In 1986, he was attacked with a knife and robbed while he was driving a taxi. His right lung was punctured when a robber stabbed him. He died one year later when his heart lining collapsed.
- 1982: Surplus Waste and Other Poems
- 1985: Poets Who Don't Dance 1985
- 1988: Biased Analogies
- "Shaunt Basmajian won acclaim as poet". The Toronto Star. 29 January 1990. pp. A.16. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
- Thomas, Jocko (19 September 1986). "Cab driver's lung punctured in $80 Scarborough holdup". The Toronto Star. p. A.8. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
- McAllister, Lesley (27 December 1986). "Heading straight for the heart of it (Review of Poets Who Don't Dance )". The Toronto Star. p. G.19. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
- Records of Shaunt Basmajian are held by Simon Fraser University's Special Collections and Rare Books
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