Mourning Ploughs the Winter

De Guy Jean, traduit en anglais par Katie Farris et Ilya Kaminsky, Marick Press, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, USA, 2e édition (couverture rigide et souple à tirage limité) 2013.

A poet whose work combines the centuries old Acadian tradition with contemporary French poetics, Guy Jean gives us here a haunting work of unforgetable lyricism. These poems are unafraid to play, but also give their reader a mythic sense of place and belonging. In these gorgeous translations by Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky, English readers will discover the poet who has been called “present-day Villon.”


« Words flicker – strange, elegant…evanescence. Heat lightning pulses between…lines. »

(e New York Times)


A whisper. A whisper. A whisper
I have left on her skin

Come morning: it is her scent I hear
under my work clothes. 

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