The Essential Travis Lane

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The Porcupine's Quill, Sep 28, 2015 - Poetry - 64 pages
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Inspired by nature, science, topics in the news, art and music, New Brunswick poet M. Travis Lane is prolific yet eschews the spotlight. She has won the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Alden Nowlan Prize for Excellence and the Banff Centre Bliss Carmen Poetry Award, among a host of others. The Essential Travis Lane celebrates her lilting, insightful work by bringing to the fore a selection of her shorter poems—many of them out of print—that demonstrate her signature clear-eyed perceptiveness and rhythmic formal technique. These poems are fine examples of her linguistic mastery, as well as the wisdom and heart that characterize her voice.

The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible and affordable. The Essential Travis Lane is the 13th volume in the series.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
A Dream for Margaret An Inch or So of Garden
11
The Master Builder
12
Introduction to Caribou City
13
The Apollonian Whale
14
Jonahs Song
15
Pleasant Things
16
This Being the Case
17
Mirrorings
29
Ive Been to My Sweethearts
31
The Grindstone
32
Astronomical
33
The Burning Bush
34
Spring Sours
36
But It IS Hard
37
A Stone from Fundy
38

Spring Breakup
18
The Hayman
20
The Statue
21
Plain Stars
22
The Song of Lots Wife
23
What Moves Is Held
26
At Night Up Here the Road Is Different
27
For Derek Walcott
28
Walking Under the Nebulae
39
The Grand Mirrors at Versailles
40
Matins
42
Last Picnic
43
That
45
Colonial
46
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Millicent Elizabeth Travis Lane was born in 1934 in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1960 where to this day she holds the title of Honourary Research Associate for the Department of English at UNB. In addition to having published fourteen books of poetry, Lane’s poetry reviews have appeared in a number of publications over the last fifty years, most notably in The Fiddlehead. Her work has been awarded the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Bliss Carman Award.

Shane Neilson is a family physician who published his first trade book of poems, Meniscus, with Biblioasis in 2009. In addition to several collections of poetry, Neilson has published in the genre of memoir, short fiction, biography and literary criticism, and his work has been widely anthologized in poetry, nonfiction, and medical journals. In his medical doctor and writing practices, he focuses on mental illness, pain, and disability. He currently acts as editor for Victoria, B.C. publisher Frog Hollow Press. Though he currently lives in Oakville, Ontario, all of his work is rooted in rural New Brunswick.

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