Margaret Benjamin Hammer
Margaret Benjamin Hammer, born in Brookfield, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, attended Dalhousie University, Halifax, McGill University, Montreal, and the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York, picking up the New York Newspaper Women’s Club Award en route.
Her varied writing and editing career spanned many cities: New York, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. She now lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Her work has appeared in a number of literary publications, and she received the poetry award in the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia Competition in 1990.
A Collection of Poetry
By Margaret Benjamin Hammer
“This is modern poetry: its eye always open for the telling image, ear cocked to an internal music, and tongue ready to taste the tartness of irony…. These poems are not only thoughtful in an intellectual sense but in a compassionate one as well.