Patrick Lane is one of Canada’s most distinguished poets, with a career spanning more than fifty years. He has won nearly every major literary prize in Canada, including the Governor General’s Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and three National Magazine Awards. Lane’s most recent book, The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane (Harbour), features work from more than two dozen volumes of poetry. Lane has also published acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, including There Is a Season (McClelland & Stewart), a memoir of recovery from addiction. He lives in Victoria BC.