Patrick Lane

Patrick Lane
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Patrick Lane is one of Canada's finest poets, and his distinguished career spans 50 years and over 24 volumes of poetry as well as award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction. He has won nearly every literary prize in Canada, including the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and three National Magazine Awards. His poetry and fiction have been widely anthologized and have been translated into many languages. Lane's most recent book is The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane, which contains more than 400 poems ranging from Letters from the Savage Mind (1966), to new work published in Witness (2010). It is a remarkable collection that demonstrates the breadth of Lane's achievement. The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane is his latest book.

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