In poems that could double as paintings, M. Travis Lane harnesses the brush strokes of language to form a bridge between the artist and natural world in A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl. This is work that sees “the reds / that glitter in the shaggy firs, / the yellow-mauves in shadowed snow, / the orange-hatched pine tops quivering? and captures it all in vivid detail. A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl is a vital new collection from one of Canada's most important living poets.
M. Travis Lane lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She received her B.A. from Vassar College and her M. A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University, taught briefly at Cornell and at the University of New Brunswick, and has been an Honorary Research Associate with the English department at the University of New Brunswick for many years. She is a member of the Voice of Women for Peace and a Raging Granny. She has published seventeen books of poetry, a collection of reviews, and has received numerous prizes and awards. She was short-listed for the Governor General's Award in 2015 and received the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts in 2017.