One of Canada’s most influential poets
Born Israel Pincu Lazarovitch in Romania on March 12, 1912, Irving Peter Layton was one of Canada’s most influential and widely recognized poets.
Layton was an infant when his family immigrated to Canada in 1913 and settled on St. Urbain Street in what was then Montreal’s Jewish immigrant neighbourhood. Growing up, his family faced many struggles at a time when anti-Semitism was rampant in Quebec society. [Read more…]