Redeemed by Writing: A Governor-General Award-Winner from B.C.

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(rare CD by Cyclops Press, 1998; design: Clint Hutzulak)

Born in Nelson, B.C., Patrick Lane (1939-), brother to poet Red Lane, lived in Vernon and now lives with his partner Lorna Crozier on Vancouver Island. He had a working class background as a choker, truck driver, sawmill worker, and salesman, gradually getting into poetry. His Poems New and Selected won the 1978 Governor General award for poetry. Lane also wrote There Is a Season, an interesting, positive memoir about his love of gardening and his recovery as an alcoholic and cocaine addict.

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