Sparrows on Snow
by Patrick Lane
"Pam Porter's magpies,
all rise up
looking like the whole tree rising
into the sky.
These poems are such trees and made
entirely of birds."
Cynthia Woodman Kerkham
Lane has received the Governor General’s Award, the Canadian
Authors Association Award, two National Magazine Awards, and many
others. There Is a Season, his memoir of a year of retreat
and healing on his half acre, won the 2005 British Columbia Award
for Canadian Non-Fiction. In 2007, he received the Lieutenant Governor’s
Award for Literary Excellence.