Lane launches collection

Well-decorated North Saanich poet will read in Victoria

Patrick Lane, one of Canada’s most distinguished poets, will read from his new work on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

In The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane (Harbour Publisher) the works reveal how Lane has developed from an engaged recorder of hard experience, into a master poet whose meditations on nature, human frailty and love allow him to balance the world’s suffering with moments beauty and a vision of peace.

Edited by two distinguished scholars of Canadian literature, the book gathers a lifetime of work and contains more than 400 poems (many  of them revised for this publication).

Lane is the author of 27 books of poetry, a novel, a book of short stories and a memoir. His poetry has won nearly every literary prize Canada offers, including the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. He is also the recipient of British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

The North Saanich author will read during the book launch at Open Space (510 Fort St., Victoria) at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, email

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