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The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane

by Patrick Lane, afterword by Nicholas Bradley, edited by Donna Bennett & Russell Morton Brown

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This volume represents the accumulated richness of fifty years' work by one of Canada's most important poets, Patrick Lane. Here, the reader can see how he developed from an engaged recorder of hard experience—even traumatic violence—into a master poet whose meditations on nature, human frailty, and love allow him to balance the world's suffering with stunning moments of transcendent beauty and a vision of peace. He expresses himself in a variety of forms and tones--in turn despairing and rejoicing, tender and brutal, imagistic and elegiac, deeply personal and universal. As Nicholas Bradley observes, in an afterword written for this volume, "The journey that Lane's works trace has been long and hard, but, as this collection demonstrates, his poems achieve both understanding and grace."

Edited by two distinguished scholars of Canadian literature, this long-overdue book gathers a lifetime of work. Ranging from Letters from a Savage Mind (1966) to Witness (2010), this collection contains more than four hundred poems (many revised for this publication) and demonstrates the breadth of Lane's achievement.

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Patrick Lane has been called the best Canadian poet of his generation. He is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, most recently Syllable of Stone. His 2004 memoir, There Is a Season, won the inaugural BC Award for Canadian Non-fiction.

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Nicholas Bradley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria.
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Nicholas Bradley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria.
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Russell Morton Brown is a professor in the department of English at the University of Toronto. An editor for the University of Toronto Quarterly, the editor of The Collected Poems of Al Purdy, and co-editor with Donna Bennett of the New Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, he was also Editorial Director of Poetry at McClelland and Stewart for five years.

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