The Bridge That Carries the Road by Lynn Davies
Reviewed by Judges' comments (Governor General's Award for Poetry shortlist 1999)
Davies' poetry surrenders to the demands of a fully experienced life with a remarkable sureness of tone and clarity. She chronicles the hilarities, struggles and innocence of family, astonished with the fierce power of love. Throughout, the lonely beauty of the Maritimes is a vision of the most silent reaches of the self.