It's Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems is Jeanette Lynes' fourth collection of poetry. Her previous collections are Left Fields (Wolsak and Wynn, 2003, shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award), The Aging Cheerleader’s Alphabet (Mansfield Press, 2003), and A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway (Wolsak and Wynn, 1999). Her awards include the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, the Bliss Carman Award, and first prize in the Grain Postcard Story Competition. She has been a visiting artist / writer-in-residence at Queen’s University, Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, and the Saskatoon Public Library, as well as a faculty member of Francis Xavier University and the Sage Hill Writing Experience. She is currently co-editor of The Antigonish Review.Jeanette Lynes grew up on a farm in Alice Munro country while "Son of a Preacher Man" played on transistor radios everywhere.
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
Poetry lovers, it's that time of year once again, the most wonderful time of year... it's National Poetry Month! Pardon us for our excitement, but as a group of Canadian literary publishers that has produced 160 poetry collections over the last year alone, NPM is like Christmas, ... Read more