The Bridge that Carries the Road

by Lynn Davies


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.

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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.

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Additional Info

  • ISBN: 1894078012
  • ISBN-13: 9781894078016
  • Pages: 112
  • Year: 1999
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.75 x 0.31 in
  • Category: ,
  • Cover Art:

    Paper Crossing the Meeting of Waters: Stream and Sea, Newfoundland 1982, photo/landwork by Marlene Creates

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