Niagara Poets

Poets who reside in or who have strong connections to Niagara Falls

Antonio, Charles (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•    Niagara Falls

atlantic (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•    Baby Steps IV
•    burgoyne bridge
•    carnival tunes
•    Robert Frost
•    water child

Bakelaar, Bartholomew. (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•   Long Live the All Day Breakfast Diner

Baxter,E. R., III.  (Niagara Falls, New York area)
•   Looking for Niagara

Beam, Betty Jean,  April 3, 1929 – December 19, 2018  (Niagara Falls) (Children’s poems)
•   Brock’s Monument
•   A Cow and Ice Cream
•   The Floral Clock
•   Friday Fireworks
•   The Niagara River
•   A Pioneer’s Prayer
•   World Wonder

Billings, Robert (Fort Erie, Ont.)
•   Epiphanies on the First Cold Day
•   For Robert Billings  (Tribute to Billings by Herb Barrett)

Burwell, Adam Hood (Erieus) (Fort Erie)
•    The Battle of Lundy’s Lane
•    Lines Written at Sun-rise in Sight of the Falls of Niagara

Carnochan, Janet  (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
•   Battle of Lundy’s Lane, 25th July, 1814

Champniss, Kim Clarke (Niagara Falls, Ont. & Fort Erie)
•   At the Head of the Falls
•    Love Letter to Niagara Falls

Copeland, Benjamin (Buffalo)
•    Niagara

Cotrufo, Maria (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    The Falls

Doucet, FJ  (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    My Grandmother Was a Waitress in Niagara Falls

Erieus – see Burwell, Adam Hood

Gansworth, Eric (Niagara Falls & Buffalo, NY)
•    A Half-Life of Cardio-Pulmonary Function: Poems and Paintings
•    Nickel Eclipse: Iroquois Moon: Poems and Paintings

Gilbert, Kathy (Niagara Falls & Grand Island, NY)
•    Niagara

Glenny, Elizabeth (Fort Erie)
•   Niagara River Table d’Hôte

Grol, Lini, 1913-  (Port Colborne)
•    Fondly Remembered Old Queenston
•    Lelawala: The Maid of the Mist
•    Niagara Falls
•    Our Niagara River
•    Seeing Niagara

Hamilton, Bill (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.)
•    The Thing

Hobberlin, David (Chippawa)
•    Achilles in Time and Space
•    On the Bridge at Chippawa
•    The Sentinel – A Reflection on Xanadu

Hultzén, Claud H., Sr.  (Youngstown (?), New York)
•    Untitled

Inman, Keith (Thorold)
•    The Cormorant

Jenkinson, Rev.  Martin R.
•    Dedication of the Bells

Jones, April
•    A Most Beautiful Space on Earth
•    So She Flows

Kershaw, James (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•    Niagara

Kirby, William (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
•   The Poetical Review (section of satirical poem by A.C. Stewart about Kirby)
•   Sonnet Read at the Unveiling of the Lundys Lane Monument, 25th July, 1895
•   Spina Christi

Knobloch, Al (Buffalo, NY)
•    The Eternal Blunder

Leonard, Amanda (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    The Local Tourist

Mancuso, Mila. (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Niagara Falls

McCabe, Kevin. (St. Catharines, Ont.)
•    Canadiana 2000
•    SCA Chemical Waste Services Speaks to the People of Niagara, Regarding Run-Off From the Love Canal

McClure, William (Welland, Ont.)
•    Niagara Falls

McInerney, Cole (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•     The Buildings of the Dream
•     Lake Erie
•     Russell Street

Misener, Melvin Byron (“The Crowland Poet”) (Crowland Township, Ont.)

•     A Pic-Nic at the Falls

Moody, Marilyn K.  (Niagara Falls, New York)
•    Sunday Afternoon in Niagara Falls

Moorhead, Andrea  (Buffalo, New York)
•    Niagara weeps
•    wind and light

Nicoletti, Joey (Niagara Falls & Buffalo, NY)
•   Meditation at Niagara Falls, New York

Nielsen, Stephanie Vigh (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•   Have You Ever Been to Niagara?
•    Niagara, My Home Town
•    Ode to a School
•   Stamford Collegiate Memories

Onofrio, C. D. (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•    Italian Angel of Gelato
•    Niagara Falls
•    Niagara Falls, NY
•    Scenes From a Hungarian Restaurant

Porter, Peter A.  (Niagara Falls, New York)
•    A Legend of Goat Island

Porteus, Andrew (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
•    Bossy Simms: A Limerick
•    COVID – Niagara Falls: A (Very) Short Poem
•    Helicopter Rescue: A Limerick

Racine, Ryan (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Flow State
•    Sorting Skins
•    Worldly Wounds

Sanders, R. W.  (St. Catharines)
•    Niagara

Sirianni, Shie (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Fairview Cemetery

Skrzeszewski, Stan (St. Catharines)
•    Monuments
•    Snake Hill
•    To the Year 1812

Stevens, Elsie.
•    The Niagara River

Stevens, James Thomas (originally Youngstown, NY)
•    El Barril

Tulk, Amanda (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•    The Niagara Scow
•    The Screaming Tunnels

Tustin, Alan (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•   A Tribute to George Seibel

Urquhart, Jane (Urquhart’s husband is from Niagara Falls, Ontario; his grandmother, the subject of these poems, was from Niagara Falls)
•    Poems from The Undertaker’s Bride section of False Shuffles

Wagner, RN.  (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•    Forced Entry

Watson, Evelyn M.  (Buffalo area, New York)
•    Poems from Poems of the Niagara Frontier

Wetherald, A. Ethelwyn. (Pelham, Ont.)
•   Unheard Niagaras

Williamson, Diana (Port Colborne)
•    King of the Mist