About the Book
Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Translation Winner Governor General’s Award for Poetry (French)For Orchestra and Solo Poet is a solemn and lovely music lesson. ƒmile Martel’s poetic composition is a rich and thoughtful meditation on the art of creation, and its creator’s touch is deft and sure. In a language that is generous and true, the solitary poet of the land and the sea observes the islands whence comes the encompassing music he sings.
About the Author
Emile Martel has been publishing poetry and prose since 1969. His books include Les enfances brisees, L’ombre et le silence, Les gants jetes, and Bingt fois le corps des femmes.
About the Translator
D.G. Jones has translated a variety of Quebec poetry. He won the Governor General’s Award for his translation of Norman de Bellefeuille’s Categorics (1992).