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March 2012| 5.5 x 8.5 | 24 pp | 978-1-926655-42-0 | $10.00

Beauty and Beyond: Songs of Small Mercies

A Poetry Chapbook by Lorraine Gane

On the path
the black bird with red eyes
sings what is beyond naming

an excerpt: “3”

Lorraine Gane was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and grew up in Toronto. In the mid-seventies, she graduated from Carleton University’s Honours Journalism Program, then worked as a full-time writer and editor for major Canadian newspapers and magazines until 1989, when she began freelancing. In the early nineties, she also started teaching writing at universities and colleges such as Ryerson, McMaster and Georgian, as well as conducting her own private workshops. Earth Light, a chapbook of poems, was published in 2001. Selections from Lorraine’s first poetry book, Even the Slightest Touch Thunders on My Skin (Black Moss Press, 2002), were shortlisted for the Canadian Literary Awards in 1997 and the League of Canadian Poets chapbook contest. Lorraine moved to Salt Spring Island, B.C., in 1998. A second chapbook, The Phantom Orchid, was published in 2007. Lorraine has completed a second full-length collection of poems, Threshold, and is now working on a new volume, The Blue Halo, and a book about writing, among other projects. She also works as a freelance editor, gives talks on writing at universities and other locations, and teaches writing through online courses and workshops to students across North America and Europe.

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