Words Out There

Women Poets in Atlantic Canada

Edited by Jeanette Lynes  

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“A book of women poets in Atlantic Canada – not a moment too soon.” –PK Page

“Every once in a while an anthology comes along that feels absolutely necessary. It tells us something we need to know about a certain group of people or it alerts us to significant goings-on outside the centres of influence and power. This is such a book. But beyond what it tells us of women poets who write out of the Atlantic provinces, it demands our attention because the writing is so damn fine. Add to the stunning images and music, the other half of the book – the interviews where the poets speak of their art and their love of where they are – and you have a marvelous collection of voices that weave in and out of one another, speaking a woman’s life, speaking a place, with authenticity, vitality and power. What a gift this book is to us!”

— Lorna Crozier

“The past decade has seen an unprecedented burgeoning of poetry written by women in Atlantic Canada. Long into the future, we’ll be grateful to Jeanette Lynes for bringing together into one book their voices, obsessions, opinions, aims, and influences. This anthology provides a fascinating tour of contrasting poetics.”

— Brian Bartlett

Roseway Publishing
  • Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781896496092
  • January 1999
  • 232 Pages
  • $18.95
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  • The Poems
  • Carole Langille
  • M. Travis Lane
  • Mary Dalton
  • Liliane Welch
  • Maxine Tynes
  • Rita Joe
  • Lesley-Anne Bourne
  • Carmelita McGrath
  • Heather Browne Prince
  • Agens Walsh
  • Sheree Fitch
  • Sue MacLeod
  • Susan Goyette
  • Heather Pyrcz
  • Lynn Davies
  • Shari Andrews
  • Anne Simpson
  • J. Maureen Hull
  • Regina Coupar
  • Deirdre Dwyer
  • E. Alex Pierce
  • Eleonore Schönmaier
  • Margaret McLeod
  • The Poets
  • Carole Langille: Listening to the Voices
  • M. Travis Lane and the Art of Layers
  • Mary Dalton and the Process of Poetry
  • Liliane Welch’s Fidelities
  • Medicine, Magic, Weaponry, Love: Maxine Tyne’s Poetry
  • Claiming Culture, Claiming Voice: Rita Joe of Eskasoni
  • Lesley-Anne Bourne, Poet of Lakes
  • Carmelita McGrath’s New World
  • Heather Browne Prince and the Gift of Place
  • Agnes Walsh and the Old Country of the Heart
  • Sheree Fitch: The Laundry Basket and the Moon
  • Sue MacLeod’s Passages and Pilgrimages
  • Coffee, Anyone? Poetry, Everyone?: Sue Goyette’s Everyday Prayers
  • Heather Pyrzc on Prospect Street
  • Lynn Davies, Traveller
  • Shari Andrews, Poet of New Denmark, N.B.
  • Restless Anne Simpson
  • J. Maureen Hull, Fisher-Poet of Pictou Island
  • Rescuing Eve: Regina Coupar and Feminist Spirituality
  • Dee Dwyer, Curiouser and Curiouser
  • E. Alex Pierce: Return of the Native
  • Eleonore Schönmaier: A Conversation Fetched Home
  • Margaret MacLeod, Poet of Hazard and Danger
  • About the Editor: Jeanette Lynes


  • Jeanette Lynes

    St. Francis Xavier University

    Jeanette Lynes teaches English at St. Francis Xavier University. Her articles on Atlantic-Canadian literature have appeared in Studies in Canadian Literature; Wascana Review; The River Review (Maine); A Sense of Place: Re-Evaluating Regionalism in Canadian and American Writing (edited by Riegel and Wyile, University of Alberta Press); and Canadian Children’s Literature. Jeanette Lynes’ first collection of poems was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 1999.

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