For Orchestra and Solo Poet


Émile Martel, Translated by D.G. Jones

Finalist for the 1996 Governor General’s Award for Translation, Winner Governor General’s Award for Poetry (French)

About the Book
For Orchestra and Solo Poet is a solemn and lovely music lesson. Émile 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
Émile Martel has been publishing poetry and prose since 1969. His books include Les enfances brisées, L’ombre et le silence, Les gants jetés, and Vingt fois le corps des femmes.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).

POE011000 Poetry/Canadian
72 pp 6 x 9 in