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Lorraine Gane


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 (later at Vancouver Island University and the University of Victoria), as well as conducting her own private workshops. 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. Among her publications since moving to Salt Spring Island, B.C., are the chapbooks Earthlight, The Phantom Orchid, and Beauty and Beyond: Songs of Small Mercies, Arc of Light (Raven Chapbooks, 2020), and two more full-length volumes of poems, The Way the Light Enters (Black Moss Press, 2014) and The Blue Halo (Leaf Press, 2014). Lorraine is now completing a fourth full-length poetry collection, as well as a book about writing. She mentors writers around the world through online courses, consultations, workshops, and manuscript editing.


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Arc of Light. Raven Chapbooks, 2020
The Blue Halo. Leaf Press, 2014
The Way the Light Enters. Black Moss Press, 2014
Even the Slightest Touch Thunders on My Skin. Black Moss Press, 2002
Beauty and Beyond: Songs of Small Mercies. Leaf Press, 2012
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