A.M. Stephen was born near Hanover, Ontario and he obtained part of his education at Walkerton Collegiate Institute. He travelled west and pursued occupations such as cattle ranching and logging before he went to Europe to serve in World War I. After the war, he moved to Vancouver where he taught and took an active part in the literary, social and political life in Vancouver. Stephen was known throughout Canada for his literary work which comprised two novels, four volumes of verse and two volumes of plays. He also edited two anthologies of Canadian Verse.
From the description of Alexander Stephen fonds. 1928-1940. (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 606459819