A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway

A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway

Jeanette Lynes
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January 1999
87 pages | ISBN 978-0-919897-68-7

"At its best, poetry is the true vocabulary of experience. Jeanette Lynes's poems – visceral and full of heart – return the power of the ordinary and extraordinary moments of life with language that is vivid, humorous, intensely felt." – Helen Humphreys


Review (Susana Molinolo, Surface and Symbol, 4/1/2003)
"This collection is chock-full of great snapshots of real life, real people, as well as the larger than life icons that pervade our culture like Lawrence Welk, Tina Turner, and Martha Stewart."

Zoom In, Zoom Out (Sonnet L'Abbé, Canadian Literature, 3/1/2003)
"Jeannette Lynes’s work takes some bold emotional risks.... Lynes’s 'Edible Flowers: A Journey In Therapy,' the final poem of the collection, resonates with many of the same concerns and unanswerable questions that have been addressed by the preceding poems, thus illustrating the overlap between processes of creativity and introspection, and offering evidence of courage in the writing."

About the Author

Jeanette Lynes' poems have been shortlisted for The Pat Lowther Memorial Award, The Matrix Lit POP Award and Room Magazine’s poetry contest, among others. They have received The Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award and The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Award. Jeanette’s novel, The Factory Voice, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award, and Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems, Jeanette's seventh book of poetry, won the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award. Jeanette lives in Saskatoon where she directs the M.F.A. in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.

Other Titles by this Author

Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems (2015)

Archive of the Undressed (2012)

The New Blue Distance (2009)

Left Fields (2003)

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