When I scanned this chapbook, I don’t think the Internet Archive had their copy. Admittedly, theirs is a more interesting edition, being (apparently) the author‘s own copy, with a clipping of a poem by Elizabeth Bibesco (the subject of the second poem), published in the Vancouver Sun on 20 August 1925, tipped in. Still, having done the work, I thought I would share our digital edition of The Ear Trumpet with you.
Fraser, Hermia Harris. “Songs of the Haida.” Canadian Poetry Magazine 11.1 (Sept 1947): 18-19.
Hooke, Hilda Mary. “Autumn. Canadian Bookman (October 1919): 30.
We don’t yet have an entry for Hilda Mary Hooke, although we do have a photograph, and there is at least one semi-biographical article available online.
And here is the poem in Canadian Poets (1926). At the time, Hilda Mary Hooke had not yet published a volume of poetry, but during her lifetime, she did publish a work of fiction, a collection of plays, and two stand-alone plays.
Scrace, Richard [Lydia Frances Williamson] and Owen Templeton Garrett Williamson. Duet for Cello and Drum (Toronto: Southam, 1947).
Another occasional poet found in our peregrinations though the digital world. Alberta Irene Morton is the daughter of a more prolific poet, Irene Elder Morton (1849-1923). As far as we can tell, Alberta published very infrequently, although she is credited with having invented a fruit washing apparatus. Her work appears in British publisher Arthur Stockwell’s Poet’s Library, in volumes 9 and 11. Here is the poem from volume 11:
Morton, Alberta Irene. “Sureness.” The Poet’s Library, vol. 11, ed. Arthur H. Stockwell (London: Stockwell, n.d.): 111.