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 0-919897-68-1

"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 is the author of one novel and five collections of poetry. Her novel, The Factory Voice (Coteau, 2009), was longlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and has won The Bliss Carman Award.

She has been Writer in Residence at Saskatoon Public Library, University of Manitoba, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, among other places. Archive of the Undressed is Jeanette's sixth collection of poetry. She has taught writing at the Banff Centre and The Sage Hill Writing Experience. She is Coordinator of the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan's Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity and a member of the Department of English.

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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