A.J.M Smith, F.R. Scott, Leo Kennedy and A.M. Klein
-provided local setting for Modernism in Canada (McGill University in Montreal)
-created a new aesthetic
-Smith and Scott attempted to create a distinctly Canadian verse by combining modern forms and diction with purely Canadian content. This was a response to the cultural nationalism of the period
-land based nationalism
Publications: McGill Fortnightly Review (1925-7, Scott and Smith), Canadian Mercury (1928-9, Scott Kennedy), the McGilliad (1930-1, Klein only), New Provinces (1936) and Preview (1942-6).