The Bare Plum of Winter Rain
by Patrick Lane
Collection from one of Canada's finest poets.
Book DescriptionThe Bare Plum of Winter Rain is the latest collection of poetry by award-winning poet Patrick Lane, author of more than 20 published books of poetry. An icon in the Canadian literary scene, Lane has won nearly every literary prize in Canada, including the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1979 for Poems, New and Selected, the Canadian Authors' Association Award for Poetry in 1988 for Selected Poems and the Dorothy Livesay Prize for poetry in 1996 for Too Spare, Too Fierce.
Gathering together the last five years’ worth of work, The Bare Plum of Winter Rain is an evocative collection, boldly exploring themes that range from meditations on the death of a mother, to love, sex and poverty, all with the craft and success of a master poet. From the stunning title poem, “The Bare Plum of Winter Rain,” to the spirited love poems “Cunt” and “Vulva,” Lane has created an exciting mix of style, voice and rhythm - reaffirming his place among the top poets in Canada and the world.