Mary Josephine Trotter|
March 20, 1887
|Relative(s)||Bernard Freeman Trotter (cousin)|
After graduating, she moved to Toronto to become a journalist. She was editor of the Canadian Courier magazine supplement from 1912 to 1914, then briefly worked for Everyman magazine. In 1915 she married Harry W. Benson (1886-1946), and returned to Port Hope.
Benson won a poetry prize for her poem "The Bitter Lover."
A branch of the Port Hope Public Library was named after her.
- My Pocket Beryl. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1921.
- For the Love of Words: Collected poems. Scarborough, ON: Abbeyfield, 1997.
See also Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Benson, Mary Josephine, Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto, UToronto.ca, Web, Nov. 13, 2011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Benson, Mary Josephine Trotter Canada's Early Women Writers. Simon Fraser University, Lib.SFU.ca, Web, Nov. 13, 2011.
- ↑ Port Hope Public Library, Mary J Benson Branch. Gov.on.ca, Web, Jan. 27, 2013.
- ↑ Search results = au:Mary Josephine Benson, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 2, 2014.
- Benson, Mary Josephine Trotter at Canada's Early Women Writers
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