Barlett, Selma Gay. “Song of Vacation.” Toronto Globe and Mail (18 September 1937).

Selma Gay Bartlett—about whom we know very little—won the Poetry Prize in the Nancy Durham Contest in the Toronto Globe and Mail in September 1937, with this poem. She also published in the Canadian Poetry Magazine in the autumn of 1946, where we are informed that as an adult she lived in Ottawa. That is all we know.

I found this poem on a post on the Toronto Old News blog that talks about the Circle of Young Canada column in the Toronto Globe. The column continued into the first year after the merger of the Globe with the Mail & Empire to become the Toronto Globe and Mail, but the last column the author of the blog post found was in June of 1937. The complete blog post can be found here.