Crossover

9781770864405

ISBN 9781770864405 | 5.5″ x 8.5″ | TPB | $18

Category: Poetry

 


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Synopsis

M. Travis Lane’s poetry has always been diverse: variously serious, silly, melancholy, cheerful, meditative, witty, philosophical, enigmatic, colloquial, intimate, simple, complex. Asked “What kind of poetry do you write? What do you write about?”, she has replied, accurately, “all kinds” and “anything” — calling her collections “eclectic miscellanies” and refusing to be nailed down by the critics’ need for tidiness. She shifts easily from lyric to monologue to epigram to song to riddle, drawing inspiration equally from the natural world and the world of art and imagination. Though her concerns are often feminist, environmental, civic, and political, her poems transcend such labels. And no matter what form an individual poem takes, there is something in the voice that makes it instantly recognizable as hers: a distinctive musical cadence, a groundedness in nature (nature not just appreciated but intimately observed, known, named), an immediacy of thought and emotion, a compassionate humanity, a questioning spirit. Crossover, Lane’s fifteenth collection, is a continuation of one poet’s exploration of the world and of her inner world, shared with us in the conviction that the spaces we inhabit overlap and connect.

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Awards

Winner of the 2016 Westminster Books Award for Poetry (Atlantic Book Awards)
Shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award (Poetry)


Praise

“Simultaneously patient, surprising, joyful and mournful … Lane’s is a precise craft that opens up and lets out, that breathes.”
Arc Poetry

“M. Travis Lane is powerful and confident with the lyric voice.”
The Town Crier


About the Author

Lane, M. Travis - is recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s most important poets. She has received numerous awards, including the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Bliss Carman Award, and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. (read more)

Books by the Author

Ash Steps - M. Travis Lane
ISBN 9781770860964 | 6" x 9" | TPB | $18

M. Travis Lane’s fourteenth poetry title is a meditation on loss and reorientation, continuity and memory. (read more)
Crossover - M. Travis Lane
ISBN 9781770864405 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $18

Winner of the 2016 Westminster Books Award for Poetry (Atlantic Book Awards)
Shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award (Poetry)


Lane’s fifteenth collection, continuing her exploration of the world and of her inner world, shared with us in the conviction that the spaces we inhabit overlap and connect. (read more)