Niagara Poets

niagara poets
Reading at Niagara Falls

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

Alexander, James Lynne (Chippawa, Ontario)
•   Wonders of the West, or, A Day at the Falls of Niagara in 1825, a Poem

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)
•   Before Explorers and Pioneers 
•   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
•    A Dream
•    The Death of Brock
•    Journal of a Day’s Journey in Upper Canada in October, 1816
•    Lines Occasioned by the Death of Mrs. Crysler, of Niagara
•    Lines Written at Sun-rise in Sight of the Falls of Niagara
•    To the House of My Friend

Calvert, Myles (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
•   The Path

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

Cristelli, Samuel R.  (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Niagara Beautiful

Davidson, George ‘Fisher’ (Niagara Falls & Welland, Ontario)
•    William Kirby

Dickson, Julie A. (Buffalo, NY)
•   Dry Falls
•   Niagara Ball Falls
•   Niagara River 1965
•   Yellow Slicker [1967]

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

Ellis, Christopher. (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    To Avoid an Unpleasant Tryst 

Erieus – see Burwell, Adam Hood

Finlayson, Tom Lloyd (Fort Erie, Ont. (?))
•    Niagara, I Love You
•    Under the Locust Boughs

Forster, Jeffrey (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Untitled

Froebel, Stephanie (Buffalo, NY)
•    What Does it Mean to Fall (Niagara Falls Changed My Perception on Life)

Fuller, Ada Elizabeth. (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Chimes of De Veaux
•    The Gorge of Niagara
•    Lines Written in Drummond Hill Cemetery
•    Niagara
•    The Winds of Niagara

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

Garrett, Rev. J.C. (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
•    The Centennial: A Poem Written on the Centenary of St. Mark’s Church

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

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

Green, Ernest (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Twilight on the Tow-Path

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

Kalman, Bobbie (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)
•    Death of an Immigrant

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

Loewen, Harris
•   At Niagara Falls
•   Peaceful Niagara (Niagara in 1882)
•   Tears and Laurels (On the Death of Major-General Brock)

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
•     Convenient Corner
•     Lake Erie
•     Russell Street

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

•    A Country Sleigh Ride (a fragment)
•     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

Patel, Hardi. (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Justyce’s “I Am From” Poem

Porter, Peter A. (Niagara Falls, NY)
•    A Legend of Goat Island
•    Lines in a Young Lady’s Album

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

Price, Heather (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Parked at the Mall

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

Smith, Doug (originally Niagara Falls, NY)
•    Another December Snow Day in Niagara Falls
•    The Niagara Falls of You
•    Niagara in San Diego
•    Of Sometime True Lovers

Stevens, Elsie.
•    The Niagara River

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

Sullivan, Ruth  (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
•    Nature’s Wonder

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