Jeanette Lynes


Jeanette Lynes is the author of one novel and five collections of poetry. Her novel, The Factory Voice (Coteau, 2009), was longlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and has won The Bliss Carman Award.

She has been Writer in Residence at Saskatoon Public Library, University of Manitoba, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, among other places. Archive of the Undressed is Jeanette's sixth collection of poetry. She has taught writing at the Banff Centre and The Sage Hill Writing Experience. She is Coordinator of the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan's Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity and a member of the Department of English.

Author photo: Deb Stagg

Books by this author

  • Bedlam_cowslip

    Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems

    October 2015
    80 pages | ISBN 978-1-928088-05-9

    Madness, class and authenticity intertwine with a life deeply rooted in the English countryside.

  • Archive_of_the_undressed_with_border

    Archive of the Undressed

    September 2012
    80 pages | ISBN 978-1-894987-66-0

    Sequins, pasties, dead centrefolds and freshly plowed fields – Archive of the Undressed will change the way you think of men’s magazines.

  • New_blue_distance_with_border

    The New Blue Distance

    April 2009
    104 pages | ISBN 978-1-894987-31-8

    Lynes distills Canada into poetry; curling, spring in Saskatoon and grape vines in Antigonish weave the country into the book.

  • Left_fields

    Left Fields

    January 2003
    88 pages | ISBN 0-919897-88-6

    Left Fields, Jeanette Lynes's second collection of poetry with Wolsak and Wynn, consolidates her reputation for writing clear-eyed, accessible and deadly funny poetry.

  • A_woman_alone

    A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway

    January 1999
    87 pages | ISBN 0-919897-68-1

    At its best, poetry is the true vocabulary of experience. Jeanette Lynes's poems - visceral and full of heart - return the power of the ordinary and extraordinary moments of life with language that is vivid, humorous, intensely felt. - Helen Humphreys

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