M. Travis Lane

M. Travis Lane was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1934. The daughter of a military family, she moved frequently as a child, the constant disruption impressing upon her a diversity of peoples, landscapes, communities, and natural worlds. Lane graduated from Vassar College in 1956, then went on to study at Cornell, where she earned MA and PhD degrees in American literature. Her dissertation subject was Robert Frost. She moved to New Brunswick with her husband in 1960 so he could take a position at UNB. Since her arrival in the province she has been active as a poet, critic, reviewer, part-time instructor, and honorary research associate of the Department of English. Her first collection of poems, An Inch or So of Garden, was published in the New Brunswick Chapbook series in 1969. Since that time she has published upwards of fifteen collections of poems and has become a major poetic voice both regionally and nationally. Her numerous literary awards and prizes – in 2016 she was nominated for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award (Poetry) for Crossover – attest to a wide and admiring readership.

For the full Author Page on Lane, click here.


The linked Author Page contains the poems "Colonial," "The Thing Outside," "Half Past," "Compost," "'Tract'-able," and "About the Size of It."