M. Travis Lane | Touch Earth | Gazelle Books

Touch Earth

M. Travis Lane

Series: (Essential Poets Series, 137) | Author: M. Travis Lane | ISBN: 1550712314 : 9781550712315 | Format: Paperback | Size: 125 x 205mm | Pages: 105 | Weight: .14 Kg. | Published: Guernica Editions – March 2006 |  Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

In a moment when poetry is blindfolded

in the labyrinth of world politics, trying to find its way to the solutions, Lane gives us the rational route. She has put her fragile eggs (bubbles) in the basket of balance and harmony, the ironic optimism that suffuses her compassionate and intelligent writing… These are not classical puzzles planted as they are in history. They are Now. — Linda Rogers.

M. Travis Lane

B.A., honours, Phi Beta Kappa, Vassar, and M.A. and PhD. Cornell, Canadian citzen by choice, came, with her husband Lauriat, to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1960. Her PhD. thesis, “Agnosticism as Technique in the Poetry of Robert Frost,” was completed in 1967. She has been an Honorary Research Associate with the English department at U.N.B. since 1967. The Lanes have two children, Hannah, and Lauriat III. Professional career: on editorial board of Vassar Review, at Cornell taught freshman English, marked for Vladimir Nabokov, acted as section leader for M. H. Abrams, and has taught ,at U.N.B., English 2000, Modern American Poetry 3710. and West Indian writers 6875. She has published numerous reviews and essays, on Canadian, West Indian, and European poets, and has given papers on the long poem at UBC, York, and at the Maritime Writers’ Workshop.

Her poem “The Apollonian Whale” was set to music by Humphrey Searle in 1980, and the poems “This Far,” “Owl,” were set to music by Brenda Muller, who also, with Ardeleana, set to music and performed, on several occasions, Lane’s long poem “The Witch of the Inner Wood” from Reckonings. Poetry prizes won by Lane include the Mary Harding Baylor Prize, 1952, Northern Light 1975,the Pat Lowther 1980, Arc 1982, Fiddlehead 1991, New Brunswick Writers’ Federation 1994, and Amethyst Review 1997. She is included in The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Canadian Writers Since 1960, ed. by W. H. New. Her work is included in over two dozen anthologies. She is a member of CACLALS, the League of Canadian Poets, the Writers Federation of New Brunswick, Raging Grannies, and Voice of Women for Peace. More on M. Travis Lane can be found here…

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