Alden Nowlan — Canadian Poet born on January 25, 1933, died on June 27, 1983

Alden Albert Nowlan was a critically acclaimed Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright... (wikipedia)

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.
Being a foreigner is not a disease.