Author Tags: 1900-1950, Forestry, Haida Gwaii, Poetry
Before there was Peter Trower, before there was Robert Swanson, there was the first bard of the woods in British Columbia--someone who wrote as D.E. Hatt. His books are very rare but readable.
Daniel E. Hatt published a 39-page booklet of poems related to forestry entitled Random Lines: Being A Collection Of Dialect And Other Pieces (Summerland: B.C. Review, 1915). This was followed by a 52-page collection of poetry about the Queen Charlotte Islands that he dedicated to the Aeroplane Spruce loggers with whom he worked in 1918. The author was Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association at the Moresby Island Administration Camp of the Imperial Munitions Board, Department of Aeronautical Supplies, Thurston Harbour, Queen Charlotte Islands. Opposite the dedication is a reprint of a letter from John Davidson, President, Vancouver Natural History Society, to Hatt thanking him for a copy of the book.
Random Lines: Being A Collection Of Dialect And Other Pieces (Summerland: B.C. Review, 1915)
Sitka Spruce: Songs of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Vancouver: E.P. Latta and Company, 1919).
[BCBW 2004] "Poetry" "QCI" "1900-1950" "Forestry" "Rarity"