Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Jeanette Lynes has been a writer-in-residence at Saskatoon Public Library and Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, B.C. as well as a Visiting Writer with the Women's Studies Department at Queen's University. She teaches at St. Francis Xavier University where she co-edits The Antigonish Review. Lynes has published four collections of poetry: most recently The New Blue Distance (Wolsak and Wynn), in which she distills Canada into poetry. Curling, spring in Saskatoon, and grape vines in Antigonish bind the country into the book. She also brings her debut novel from Coteau Books, The Factory Voice, which is rife with the ambition, friendship and loyalty of four strong women at a mysterious military factory. The Factory Voice was recently selected for the 2009 Giller Prize long list.