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Last Water Song

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ISBN-10: 1550174509

ISBN-13: 9781550174502

Edition: 2007 (Unabridged)

Authors: Patrick Lane

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"Last Water Song," the first collection of new poetry from award-winning poet Patrick Lane since "Go Leaving Strange" (Harbour, 2004), is divided into two parts. The first part is a series of 16 long elegies on writer acquaintances who have died, including Adele Wiseman, Al Purdy, Earle Birney and Irving Layton. Prosey, relaxed and personal, these are some of the most moving poems Lane has written. The second section consists of 23 lyrics and narratives more typical of Lane's recent work, ranging from the eloquent "Teaching Poetry" to the evocative title poem with its hint of finality. "Last Water Song" is the work of a great Canadian poet, a collection to treasure.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 9/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Patrick Lane was born March 26, 1939 in Nelson, British Columbia. Lane was largely self-published through the sixties and seventies until Oxford University Press published his Poems, New and Selected which won him the Governor General's award in 1978. He has been a writer-in-residence and/or teacher at a number of institutions, including Concordia University, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan, University of Victoria and York University. He has published twenty-two books over the past thirty years. He has won various awards including, the Dorothy Livesay Prize for Too Spare, Too Fierce in 1995, and the Canadian Author's Association Award for Poetry, for…