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100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields

November 9, 2015

The following U of T professors can discuss various aspects of the iconic poem In Flanders Fields written by U of T medical graduate John McCrae.

Edward Shorter, professor of psychiatry & history of medicine
Expertise: History of medicine; can talk about how WWI carnage affected poem author & frontline surgeon, John McCrae
Tel: (416) 978-2124

George Elliott Clarke, English professor & Toronto’s fourth poet laureate
Expertise: African/American/Canadian poetry & literature; Can talk about the staying power of the iconic poem
Tel: (416)-946-3143

Nick Mount, associate professor in the department of English
Expertise: Canadian literature; Can talk about the history of the poem’s popularity
Tel: (416)-946-3144