William Herbert New, OC, FRSC (born 28 March 1938) is a Canadian poet and literary critic. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Leeds. He taught English literature at the former from 1965 to 2003. In 2007 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
For 29 years he held editorial positions at Canadian Literature and, in 2004, was made Editor Emeritus.
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