Tom Marshall (poet)

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Thomas Archibald Marshall (April 9, 1938 – 1993) was a Canadian poet and novelist.[1]

Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario,[1] he was educated at Queen's University in Kingston.[1] He received his MA in 1965, writing his thesis on poet A. M. Klein,[2] and taught at the institution from 1964 until his death.[1]

Marshall was the author of numerous poetry collections and novels,[1] the poetry editor of Canadian Forum and the chief editor of Quarry.[2]

At the time of his death in 1993, Marshall had completed a final novel, The Adventures of John Montgomery.[3] The novel was posthumously published in 1995, and was reissued in 2014 as part of a series of historical novels set in Kingston.[3] The Essential Tom Marshall, an anthology of his poetry compiled by David Helwig and Michael Ondaatje, was published in 2012.[2]



  • The Beast With Three Backs, (with Tom Eadie and Colin Norman.) Quarry Press, Kingston, n.d.. (1965)
  • The Silences of Fire. Macmillan, Toronto, 1969.
  • Magic Water. Quarry Press, Kingston, 1971.
  • The Earth Book. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1974.
  • The White City. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1976.
  • The Elements. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1980.
  • Playing with Fire. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1984.
  • Dance of the Particles. Kingston, Quarry Press, 1984.
  • Ghost Safari. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1991.
  • Some Impossible Heaven of the Senses. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1994.
  • The Essential Tom Marshall, 2012


  • The Psychic Mariner: A Reading of the Poems of D.H. Lawrence. London and New York: Heineman and Viking Press, 1970.
  • A. M. Klein. Edited and with an introduction by Tom Marshall. Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1970.
  • Harsh and Lovely Land:The Major Canadian Poets and the Making of a Canadian Tradition. Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1979.
  • Multiple Exposures, Promised Lands:Essays on Canadian Poetry and Fiction. Kingston, Quarry Press, 1992.


  • Rosemary Goal. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1978. (Harper Collins, paper.)
  • Glass Houses. Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1985.
  • Adele at the End of the Day. Toronto, Macmillan, 1987. (Vintage Books, 1990.)
  • Voices on the Brink. Toronto, Macmillan, 1988. (Faber and Faber,paper.)
  • Changelings. Toronto, Macmillan, 1991. (McClelland and Stewart, paper.)
  • Goddess Disclosing. Kingston, Quarry Press, 1992
  • The Adventures of John Montgomery. Kingston, Quarry Press, 1995.


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