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.
This year's literary hangover is brought to us by three super awards: the Writers' Trust Awards, the Giller Prize, and the GGs. Check out our just-as-deserving indie followups to this year's nominees and winners while we mend our awards-fuelled reading binge with a greasy-spoon ... Read more
From favourite summertime reading spots to tasty nutritious meals to the start of this month's book club, this week was a mid-summer treat.
Collected in Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets edited by David Eso and Jeanette Lynes (Goose Lane Editions) are letters and poems from over a 120 Canadian poets (including Leonard Cohen and Pauline Johnson!), and is uniquely presented in ... Read more
To celebrate Canada150, All Lit Up is kicking off our great nation’s upcoming birthday in literary style. Over the next three weeks, we’re turning the page on the most celebrated historical moments and highlighting the footnotes for a change. Take a trip down literary lane ... Read more
Since 1974, Saskatchewan publisher Coteau Books has been releasing Herstory, a women's weekly calendar highlighting 52 women and their stories, as well as photos, artwork, and topic pages. We think they're the perfect people to highlight books that celebrate women this Women's ... Read more
Our first established poet in our Poetry Primer series is Elizabeth Bachinsky. Applauded by Jeanette Lynes for her "sheer moxie" we knew she was a great poet to kick off our National Poetry Month festivities! When we asked her to select an up-and-coming poet Elizabeth chose ... Read more
Today we've finally hit the East Coast and we know what that means, National Poetry Month is almost over. We started up north, then came right across the country from the West Coast, and now we're in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with a poem from Jeanette Lynes. From her collection ... Read more
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