To be swept away to the B.C. wilds, Sheryl MacKay reads The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane
July 1, 2017 marks 150 years since Confederation in Canada. CBC Books is creating the Great Canadian Reading List — a list of 150 books curated by you.
"Patrick Lane's widely regarded as one of our finest poets and he's won every major literary prize in Canada. His poems chart his life, his troubled family relationships of the past, his own challenges with drinking, his deep love of nature, his work as a labourer and his love of words. These are poems of deep beauty, filled with love and compassion for human frailty and they are set vividly in the landscapes of B.C. I can, and often do, open this book at any page and be swept away by the beauty of his words."
Sheryl MacKay is the host of CBC Radio's North By Northwest, which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. across British Columbia.