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P. K. Page (1916–2010)

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Patricia Kathleen Page, CC, OBC, FRSC (November 23, 1916 — January 14, 2010), commonly known as P. K. Page, was a Canadian poet. She was born in Swanage, Dorset, England and moved with her family to Canada in 1919. She spent the last years of her life in Victoria, British Columbia. P.K. Page was an author of many published books of poetry. Her poems were translated into other languages. By a special resolution of United Nations, in 2001 her poem Planet Earth was read simultaneously in New York, Antarctic and South Pacific to celebrate the International Year of Dialogue Between Civilizations.

In 1977 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1998. In 2006, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.[3] She held honorary degrees honoris causa from: University of Victoria (1985); University of Calgary (1989); University of Guelph (1990); Simon Fraser University (1990) and University of Toronto (1998).

She was also known as a visual artist, having exhibited her work at a number of venues in and out of Canada. Her works are in permanent collections of National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Ontario.

The National Film Board of Canada dedicated her a full documentary program in 1991, Still Waters.
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