Patrick Lane in Cab 43 features poems written and performed by Patrick Lane, recorded in a taxi cab, a downtown park, and in the poet’s back yard.
This is Lane as he was meant to be heard, a poet of the real world, a witness and chronicler of that which is most brutal and most beautiful in human experience. He looks into the darkest corners of life and presents his findings with a fierce honesty, in a voice that combines the music of speech with the unerring rhythm of the human heart.
Patrick Lane is the author of 21 books of poetry, and has received many awards for his writing, including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry (1979), the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry (1988), and two National Magazine Awards. Lane lives near Victoria, British Columbia, with poet Lorna Crozier.