Lynne Burnett was born in England, raised in Canada and lived in West Vancouver, BC for almost forty years, before moving to Parksville on Vancouver Island. She put writing aside for twenty of them to raise a family and is now happily back at it. She likes what moves between the lines, stretching the limits of words – the lives of the heart, peaks and valleys of the mind. She’s a keen boater and avid reader who meditates and walks daily. Her poems have appeared in many Canadian and American journals* and she is the winner of the 2016 Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize and 2019 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize.
*Arc Poetry Magazine, Blue Heron Review, Calyx, Comstock Review, CV2, Geist, IthacaLit, Kissing Dynamite, Malahat Review, Modern Haiku, New Millennium Writings, New Verse News, North Shore Magazine, Pandora’s Collective, Pedestal, Ristau, River Styx, Tamsen, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art and The American Journal of Poetry, as well as several anthologies, including a Tupelo Press chapbook, “On Broken Stones”, New Millennium Writings 25th Anthology and an Origami Poems Project, “The Best of Kindness 2017”. A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee (twice), she has been shortlisted for both Arc’s and New Letters’ Poem of the Year, the Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award and five times for the Bridport Prize.