My name is Shawn D. Standfast. On A Blog Less Traveled you will find poetry, songs, reviews, jottings and miscellaneous things I find of interest to write about. All material on this site is copyrighted by myself unless otherwise noted.

I was born and grew up on an island in Northern Canada in a log built house without electricity, running water, indoor plumbing or central heating – using wood stoves for cooking and heating. My education and work background includes archaeology and bookselling.  I have keen interest in archaeology, history, books, literature, Science Fiction, music, Old Time Radio, Silent Film, Louise Brooks, and Classic Film. I began working in bookshops during the early 1980s when I moved to more metropolitan surroundings. From 1994-2004 I had my own bookshop specializing in archaeology, history and scholarly non-fiction. Archaeological sites I have excavated on include sites in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, Canada as well as in Jordan. Currently I reside in the United Kingdom writing poetry.

Favourite Poets include: John Clare, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost and Wilfred Owen.

Favourite authors include: George Orwell, P. G. Wodehouse, Clifford D. Simak and Honoré de Balzac.

I can be contacted via email: >

I can be found on Twitter: @BooksR4Life & @ShawnDStandfast

My Google Plus profile: Shawn D. Standfast

Mt Facebook page: Shawn D Standfast, Writer


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Copyright © 2013-2018 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

All material on this website is protected by copyright law. No material from this website may be reproduced without prior written permission from Shawn D. Standfast.

The Header image is Copyright © 2013-2018 Hollie Acton. All rights reserved. To view more photos by Hollie Acton see Hollie Acton Photography at Flickr.


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Shawn, I wanted to thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
    Keep up the good work.


  2. I can’t begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.


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