index is organized alphabetically and in three separate
categories: Titles, First Lines, and Authors.
In the case of untitled poems, the first line appears in both the
first line and, in square brackets, in the Titles index.
Anonymously published poems are so designated in the Authors
index. Whenever possible, the authors of pseudonymous poems have
purpose of the Index is to provide a cross-referencing system for
the authors and poems found in all of the newspapers in the Poems
in Early Canadian Newspapers database. Thus, the square brackets
that follow each entry contain all the information necessary for
locating the poem by newspaper, date, volume, and issue number.
For example, in the Authors Index, "Cary, Thomas Occasional
Prologue [QM 5 Jan 1805 1.1]" indicates that Cary’s
poem "Occasional Prologue" appeared in the first issue
of the first volume of The Quebec Mercury on January 5,
1805. Pseudonymous poems are indexed by pseudonym and, when their
author is known with some degree of certainty, cross-referenced
under the author’s name. The Canadian Poetry Project welcomes
additional information about the identity of the authors of
pseudonymous poems—indeed, any information that may help to make
the Index more useful and comprehensive.
index is updated regularly as new poems are added to the web site.
and Kat Evans