Patrick Lane


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in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
March 26, 1939

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Patrick Lane was born in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, on March 26, 1939. He has no formal education beyond high school in Vernon, B.C. From 1957 to 1968 with his young wife, Mary, he raised three children, Mark, Christopher, and Kathryn, and began working at a variety of jobs, from common labourer, truck driver, Cat skinner, chokerman, boxcar loader, Industrial First-Aid Man in the northern bush, to clerk at a number of sawmills in the Interior of British Columbia. He has been a salesman, office manager, and an Industrial Accountant. In 1968 his first wife divorced him. Much of his life after 1968 has been spent as an itinerant poet, wandering over three continents and many countries. He began writing with serious intent in 1960, pract ...more

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Red Dog, Red Dog

3.14 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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There Is A Season

4.17 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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What the Stones Remember: A...

4.06 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Deep River Night

3.69 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Bare Plum of Winter Rain

4.52 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2000
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Witness: Selected Poems 196...

4.40 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2010
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Go Leaving Strange

4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2004
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Selected Poems: 1977-1997

4.27 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1997
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Washita: New Poems

3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Last Water Song

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2007
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“‎Without a knowledge of where words come from, things disappear, history is lost.”
Patrick Lane, There Is A Season

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