It's Hard Being Queen

By Jeanette Lynes

It's Hard Being Queen
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In this, her fourth book of poetry, one of Canada's best-loved poets takes on one of the most compelling divas of our time. In sixty-one audacious poems, Jeanette Lynes re-imagines and reanimates the peripatetic art, life, and times of Dusty Springfield.

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Overview

In this, her fourth book of poetry, one of Canada's best-loved poets takes on one of the most compelling divas of our time. In sixty-one audacious poems, Jeanette Lynes re-imagines and reanimates the peripatetic art, life, and times of Dusty Springfield.

Alternating between playful irreverence and profound compassion, It's Hard Being Queen paints a compulsively readable portrait of an extraordinary life. Each page is infused with wit, drama, and, of course, music. Jeanette Lynes not only steps into the icon's shoes?she lives in her skin.

Jeanette Lynes

Jeanette Lynes grew up in rural southwestern Ontario. She has lived in Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Thunder Bay, among other places. Her poetry collection, A Woman Alone on the Atitkokan Highway was published by Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd. In 1999. She received the Bliss Carmam Poetry Award in 2001, and her poems are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio. Jeanette is currently a Professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.

Reviews

"A remarkable, one-of-a-kind achievement and simply a great read. Mixing play with a Yeatsian cold eye, Lynes's respect for her complex and human subject is felt in each and every line. "--David McGimpsey

"A remarkable, one-of-a-kind achievement and simply a great read. Mixing play with a Yeatsian cold eye, Lynes's respect for her complex and human subject is felt in each and every line. "?David McGimpsey

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