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Alden Nowlan

  • Canadian poet
  • Born January 25, 1933
  • Died June 27, 1983

Alden Albert Nowlan (; January 25, 1933 – June 27, 1983) was a Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright.


The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.




Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.




Being a foreigner is not a disease.



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