Night Physics is an entirely new collection by one of Canada's most respected poets. M. Travis Lane shows with deft elegance how apparently ordinary moments or scenes are the locus of great significance, both for our individual lives and in a wider sense. "Anachronic Gnat Music, " the long poem which centres this collection, is a piece of true Mozartean comedy-its abundant wit is informed by a deep and sympathetic understanding of the human heart, its meditations are profound but its touch is always light.
This is a poetry of intense emotion, etched with intelligence.
About the author
As a child, an "army brat," M TRAVIS LANE traveled almost yearly, and had no home town. Educated at Vassar and Cornell, she came with her family to Fredericton in 1960, where they became Canadian citizens. She is Honorary Research Associate with the English department at the University of New Brunswick, a member of Voice of Women for Peace and the Raging Grannies, and has been writing reviews for The Fiddlehead for half a century. Long recognized in Atlantic Canada, M. Travis Lane is finally being acknowledged nationally as one of the country's finest living poets. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Alden Nowlan Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Bliss Carman Award, and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Crossover is her fifteenth poetry title.
Other titles by M. Travis Lane
A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl
Heart On Fist
Essays and Reviews, 1970-2016
The Crisp Day Closing on My Hand
The Poetry of M. Travis Lane
Divinations and Shorter Poems