Assignment: “The Gravel Pit”

Read M. Travis Lane’s The Gravel Pit, and consider the following questions:

  1. Can you draw a picture of the poem? Can you write a narrative about it? How does approaching the poem from these different directions influence your understanding of it?
  2. The Gravel Pit was reprinted in M. Travis Lane’s collection Touch Earth (2006) but with a slightly different layout across two pages (see the image below). Consider how the slight differences between editions might alter the meanings of various words and stanzas and their relationship to each other. Which version do you prefer, and why?

"The Gravel Pit" by M. Travis Lane, published by Guernica 2006.

Works Cited

  • Lane, M. Travis. The Gravel Pit. Canadian Literature 170/171 (2001): 20. Print. (Link)
  • Lane, M. Travis. The Gravel Pit. Touch Earth. Toronto: Guernica, 2006. 40–41. Print.