The Bridge that Carries the Road
Shortlisted for the 1999 Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the 2000 Gerald Lampert Award
Lynn Davies’ first collection brings together poems astonished with the fierce power of love. With a remarkable sureness of tone and clarity and immediacy of perception, she surrenders to the demands of a fully experienced life, and to the necessity to honour it with poetry. She chronicles the hilarities, the struggles, the innocence of family life, with the exact rightness of the children in her poem who invent a universe of play from a gutted dishwasher. And throughout the book, the lonely beauty of the Maritimes is a vision of the most silent reaches of the self.
- The Bridge That Carries the Road by Lynn Davies
Margo Wheaton, Pottersfield Portfolio, Volume 20, Number 2 (Spring 2000)
- Lynn Davies Considers Life’s Entrapment in “Frosty Porch Blues”
Scott Lingley, St. Thomas University, Atlantic Canadian Poets' Archive
- Poetry, Coast to Coast
Anne Compton, Canadian Literature (Vol. 173), Summer 2002
- Living with loneliness
Ross Leckie, New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, October 23, 1999
- The Bridge That Carries the Road Will Go A Long Way
Charles Foster, The County Chronicle, Riverview, NB: 10 November, 1999
About the Author
Lynn Davies was born in Moncton, New Brunswick. Her poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, TickleAce, Grain, CV2, Germination, The Malahat Review, and The Telegraph Journal. Her work has been broadcast on CBC Radio and translated into French and Spanish. Lynn lives in Fredericton.