1912 – Born on May 8th in Winnipeg, Canada. Canadian poet, critic, historian, travel writer, playwright, scriptwriter, and editor, whose work, particularly his poetry, reflects his belief that revolutionary changes would take place in society.
1940 – Founded and edited the radical literary magazine Now and also worked for the anarchist publisher Freedom Press.
– His poetry includes The White Island, Notes on Visitations, and Collected Poems.
1954 – Woodcock taught at the University of Washington, Seattle, and at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he became an associate professor.
1957-1988 – is travel books are To the City of the Dead, Faces of India, and Caves in the Desert.
– He published biographies of his friend George Orwell, Mordecai Richler, Herbert Read, and others, as well as two volumes of autobiography: Letter to the Past and Beyond the Blue Mountains.
1995 – Died on January 28th in Vancouver.