WORKS

POETRY

A Stone Diary. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Milk Stone. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1974.

The Age of the Bird. Burnaby: Blackfish, 1972.

This Difficult Flowring. Vancouver: Very Stone House, 1968.

A Lullaby Not to be Sung (And Other Poems). Vancouver: Western Press, 1968.

EDITED COLLECTIONS

Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems. Vancouver: Polestar, 1996.

Final Instructions: Early and Uncollected Poems. Vancouver: Orca Sound, 1980.

CRITICISM

Barratt, Amy. Rev. of Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems, by Pat Lowther. Quill & Quire 63.7 (1997): 46.

Barton, John. Rev. of Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems, by Pat Lowther. ARC 39 (1997): 64-70.

Brooks, Toby. Pat Lowthers Continent: Her Life and Work. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Gynergy Books, 2000.

Freiwald, Bina T. Rev. of Pat Lowthers Continent: Her Life and Work, by Toby Brooks. ARC 47 (2001): 67-69.

Givner, Joan. Rev. of Pat Lowthers Continent: Her Life and Work, by Toby Brooks. Quill & Quire 66.5
(2000): 33.

Gibbs, Robert. Rev. of Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems, by Pat Lowther. Fiddlehead 196 (1998):
157-161.

Harrison, Keith. “Notes on ‘Notes from Furry Creek’.” Canadian Literature 155 (1997): 39-48.

Higgins, Iain. Rev. of Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems, by Pat Lowther. Canadian Literature 155
(1997): 191-193.

Howard, Cori. “Swimming for Lost Parents: More Than 20 Years After her Father Murdered her Famous Poet Mother, Chris Lowther Becomes a Poet Herself.”National Post 13 July 1999: B9.

Lane, Patrick. “Lives of the Poets (Series of Memory Writings Describing Canadian Literary Figures).” Geist
4.17 (1995): 29-34.

Lowther, Beth. “Rewriting a Life [Pat Lowther's Daughter Beth Reacts to the Novel Furry Creek].” Vancouver
Sun
8 Jan. 8 2000: E5, E6.

Mallinson, Jean. “Woman On/Against Snow: A Poem and its Sources.” Essays on Canadian Writing 32
(1986): 7-26.

Ormsby, Eric. Rev. of Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems, by Pat Lowther. Books In Canada 27.3 (1998):
33-34.

Putman, Wendy. Rev. of Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems, by Pat Lowther. Room of One's Own 20.3 (1997): 66.

Ricou, Laurie. Rev. of Time Capsule: New and Selected Poems, by Pat Lowther. Journal of Canadian Poetry
14 (1997): 112-113.

“Success, So Very Late in the Day: The Works of Murdered Poet Pat Lowther are Inspiring a New Crop of Writers
and Academics, Her Children, Among Them.” National Post 10 Dec.1999: B4.

Weiler, Derek. “The Lowther Legacy: Poet Christine Lowther Recalls her Mother's Murder.” Quill & Quire
65.6 (1999): 14.

AWARDS

The Pat Lowther Award is given annually in remembrance of Lowther's life and work.

BIOGRAPHY

Pat Lowther, born in 1935 in British Columbia, was once described by fellow poet Anne Marriott as “a poet with an unusual power of perceiving and interpreting small things.” By the age of ten, Lowther was a published poet, her work having appeared in the Vancouver Sun. Her first collection, This Difficult Flowring, was published in 1968, and four more collections followed in the next nine years. In 1974, Lowther became the first chairwoman of the League of Canadian Poets. Lowther disappeared in 1975, and in 1977, her husband, Roy Lowther, was charged with her murder. Many of her fellow poets wrote tributes to Lowther on her death, including Elizabeth Brewster's “For Pat Lowther.” In 1980, the Pat Lowther Award was established by the League of Canadian Poets; this prize is awarded annually to a Canadian woman poet for a best new collection.

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