NEFF, Lyle




Born in Prince George on June 3, 1969, Lyle Neff lives in Vancouver with his wife and son. “I've got a nice office gig, as a fraud investigator.” His first book of poetry, Ivanhoe Station (Anvil Press, 1997), was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. It has been followed by Full Magpie Dodge (Anvil Press, 2000) and Bizarre Winery Tragedy (Anvil, 2005), a somewhat misleading title for a collection of ascerbic, fractured, darkly humourous and conversational commentaries on reluctant belonging. Neff has written a literary column for the Westender and has done a smattering of reviews and commentary for the Vancouver Sun, CBC Radio, and the Georgia Straight, among others. “A nationalist by nature, I'm also an advocate and practitioner of the natural voice in the Canadian lyric.”

[BCBW 2005] “Poetry”