Fred Cogswell (1917-2004) was a professor of English at the University of New Brunswick and a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and Edinburgh. He is the translator of six works and collections of poetry and is himself the author of some twelve books of poems. He is represented in a score of anthologies and is well knwon as a critic, essayist, and reader. As the publisher and editor of Fiddlehead Poetry Books, he has been responsible for publishing more than 300 books of Canadian poetry. His The Poetry of Modern Quebec, an anthology of 20 major Quebec poets of four decades, was published by Harvest House in 1976.