Books by Graham G. Harris

From the archives of the Museum of Atikokan, the revived writing and poetry of Grahame G. Harris.

Reflections from the Woodlands

Reflections from the Woodlands

This book contains only the essays extracted from the complete collection titled The Sage of Sapawe.

Reflections from the Woodlands is a collection of essays by beloved author Graham G. Harris (1878-1958), who lived simply in a cabin in Sapawe, a small Northwestern Ontario community. It includes a history of the community and essays from his regular newspaper columns in the Port Arthur News-Chronicle, Fort William Daily Times-Journal, and Atikokan Progress.

Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
Type: Softcover
Pages: 493

Poetry from the Woodlands

Poetry from the Woodlands

This book contains only the poetry extracted from the complete collection titled The Sage of Sapawe.

Poetry from the Woodlands is a collection of poetry by Graham G. Harris (1878-1958), who lived simply in a cabin in Sapawe, a small northwestern Ontario community. Mr. Harris wrote with great proficiency and wit, taking full advantage of his literary education and his philosophical mind, but not from a vantage point beyond that of his readers.

Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
Type: Softcover
Pages: 113

The Sage of Sapawe

The Sage of Sapawe

Woodland Writings is a collection of known poetry and essays by Graham G. Harris (1878-1958). Mr. Harris wrote with great proficiency and wit, taking full advantage of his literary education and his philosophical mind, but not from a vantage point beyond that of his readers.

In addition to his observations of flora and fauna, Harris recorded weather phenomena and chronicled bird migrations. He gives a realistic view of living in the early homes of northwestern settlements with descriptions of ant invasions, army-worm infestations, bear break-ins and his neighbours. This work speaks well and clearly of conditions, attitudes, and the natural grandeur of Northwestern Ontario. BONUS material: 16 full-page illustrations, footnotes, photos, news clippings, letters, genealogical research, and index.  Mr. Harris entertained his readers, showing a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, community.

Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 475

The Sage of Sapawe

The Sage of Sapawe is a collection of known poetry and essays by Graham G. Harris (1878-1958), who lived simply in a cabin in Sapawe, a small northwestern Ontario community. Mr. Harris wrote with great proficiency and wit, taking full advantage of his literary education and his philosophical mind, but not from a vantage point beyond that of his readers.

During the 1920s, his essays in the Port Arthur News-Chronicle, “Woodland and Water” included such topics as local industry, the fur trade, the balance of nature, and his varied interactions with woodland animals. During the 1950s, he primarily wrote articles for a column titled “Sapawe Jottings” in the Atikokan Progress, where he expanded his subject matter and offered philosophical views of the happenings of the world, including such historic events as war, the death of the King and coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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