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Bridge that Carries the Road, The

by (author) Lynn Davies

Brick Books
Initial publish date
Jun 1999
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 1999
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Lynn Davies' first collection brings together poems astonished with the fierce power of love. With a remarkable sureness of tone and clarity and immediacy of perception, she surrenders to the demands of a fully experienced life, and to the necessity to honour it with poetry. She chronicles the hilarities, the struggles, the innocence of family life, with the exact rightness of the children in her poem who invent a universe of play from a gutted dishwasher. And throughout the book, the lonely beauty of the Maritimes is a vision of the most silent reaches of the self.

NOMINATED for the 1999 Governor General's Award for Poetry NOMINATED for the 2000 Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry published in 1999

About the author

Lynn Davies’s remarkable debut collection, The Bridge that Carries the Road, was a finalist for both the 1999 Governor General’s Award and the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio and have appeared in magazines such as The Fiddlehead and The Malahat Review and in anthologies such as Why I Sing The Blues, An Orange from Portugal, Listening With The Ear Of The Heart, Coastlines, and New Canadian Poetry. Originally from Moncton, NB, she lived in Dartmouth, NS, for more than a decade, where she obtained a BA in Honours English from the University of King’s College. An alumnus of both the Banff Writers’ Studio and St. Peter’s College in Saskatchewan, Lynn Davies now resides near Fredericton.

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  • Long-listed, Gerald Lampert
  • Long-listed, Governor General’s Award

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