[From Series Two Poets of the Confederation]
Bliss Carmen was born in Fredericton in 1861, and received his education at the universities of New Brunswick, Edinburgh, and Harvard. During his youth he engaged in teaching, law, and surveying, but the greater part of his life was devoted to editing, writing, and the pursuit of a philosophy based on a love of nature. He was made a corresponding member of the Royal Society of Canada, and received the Lorne Pierce Medal. After his death in 1929 he was posthumously awarded the medal of the Poetry Society of Canada.
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