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Patrick Lane on poetry and poets in Canada

The Story

Robert Fulford has invited poet Patrick Lane into the CBC radio studio in 1970 to talk about "poetry, Vancouver, and the poet's life in this country." They discuss his late brother and fellow poet Red Lane, their family roots, and making a living and life as a poet in Canada. Lane reads from his collection called Separations, and Death of a Poet, by his brother.


Medium: Radio
Program: This is Robert Fulford
Broadcast Date: Mar. 23, 1970
Interviewer: Robert Fulford
Guest: Patrick Lane
Duration: 25:21

Did You know?

• Patrick Lane was born at Nelson, B.C. on Mar. 26, 1939.  

• In 1979 Lane won the Governor General's Award for poetry, for his collection called Poems: New and Selected (published 1978).  At that time he was writer-in-residence at the University of Manitoba.  

• In 2013 he was named to the Order of Canada.

• Since 1978 he has lived with poet Lorna Crozier.  An early radio interview with Crozier can be heard here.


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