Marriott, Anne (1913–1997)

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Marriott, Anne (1913–1997)

Canadian poet and shortstory writer. Name variations: occasionally published under Joyce McLellan. Born Joyce Anne Marriott, 1913, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; died 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia; m. Gerald McLellan, 1947 (died 1974); children: (adopted) 3.

Co-founded modernist literary magazine Contemporary Verse (1941); worked as journalist, edited scripts for National Film Board, and produced radio documentaries; published The Wind, Our Enemy (1939), Salt Marsh (1942), Sandstone and Other Poems (1945), Countries (1971), The Circular Coast (1981), This West Shore (1981), Letters from Some Islands (1986) and Aqua (1991). Won Governor General's Award for Calling Adventurers! (1941).