Victoria Grace Blackburn

(17 April 1865 - 4 March 1928 / Quebec)

Victoria Grace Blackburn
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Victoria Grace Blackburn, journalist, poet, playwright, novelist (b at Quebec City, 17 Apr 1865; d at London, Ont 4 Mar 1928). Born in Quebec City, Blackburn attended Hellmuth Ladies' College in London, Ontario. After graduation she worked as a teacher in Faribault, Minnesota and as principal at the Diocesan School of Northern Indiana in Indianapolis. Following her work in education, Blackburn moved to New York to study journalism, theatre and dramatic criticism. In 1896 she returned to London, Ontario and worked for the London Free Press, a newspaper owned by her father, as a literary and dramatic critic. Blackburn became an assistant managing editor in 1918, and worked at the Free Press ... more »

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The Evening Star

Above the sunset's many-tinted bar,
Where light on light, a smiling iris gnar,
Mellows to mystery of near and far,
Swings passionately pale the Evening Star!
Queen of the twilight–from a conquered sky
She smiles to see the Day grow faint and die.

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