The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) announced the winners of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts in Fredericton on Monday evening. Presented annually, the awards recognize and reward the outstanding contribution of artists to the arts in New Brunswick.
Recognized this year for high achievement in English literary arts was noted New Brunswick poet M. Travis Lane. Born in 1934, Lane is the author of sixteen books of poetry and has been widely published in literary journals as a poet and critic. She is a founding member as well as Honorary President of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and a Life Member of the League of Canadian Poets, where she has participated vociferously in its feminist caucus.
The award could not come at a more appropriate time for the Fredericton-based poet and critic. M. Travis Lane’s The Witch of the Inner Wood: Collected Long Poems (Goose Lane Editions) was published to critical acclaim in early October, while Heart on Fist: The Selected Prose of M. Travis Lane (Palimpsest Press) was published later that month.
Also honoured last night for high achievement in visual arts was Suzanne Hill. Further information about The Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts can be found at artsnb.ca.