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Sarah Binks

Paul Hiebert’s critical biography of the wholly mythical but irrepressible and irresistible Sarah Binks, “the Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan,” who gave her life to poetry and died a martyr to the muse, is a hilarious analysis of her career and influences, along with a memorable selection of the poet's tenderest, most inspiring writings.

This masterpiece of satire won the 1947 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.


From the Paperback edition.

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Childhood and Early Life
 
A plain shaft of composition stone with the simple inscription:
 
Here Lies
Sarah Binks
 
marks the last resting place of the Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan. Below the inscription at the base of the shaft in smaller letters is carved the motto; alone, and above it in larger type:
 
this monument was erected by the
citizens of the municipality
of North Willows
and was unveiled on July 1, 1931
by
the Hon...
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