Patrice Desbiens

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These poems were in english and were
later translated into one another back &
forth from english to french and back again
so many times they were mutated.They are
shapeshifter poems,
there is no way of knowing which of the
poems are the originals...
they shift like icebergs on the sea or
clouds in the sky.
But they are still

Patrice Desbiens

Patrice Desbiens (born 1948) is a Francophone Canadian poet. He was born in Timmins, Ontario and began his career as a journalist. Since making his literary debut in 1972, he has been regarded as one of Canada’s most successful French-language poets. He is associated with the publishing house Éditions Prise de parole and the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury, Ontario. He has received many awards for his poetry, including the Prix Champlain in 1997 for Un pépin de pomme sur un poêle à bois and the Prix de poésie Terrasses Saint-Sulpice-Estuaire for La Fissure de la fiction in 1998. He was also a finalist for the Governor General's Prize in 1985, for his book Dans l'après-midi cardiaque. His most recent titles in French are Oie de Cravan: poèmes and 60 poèmes. both written on a typewriter and then scanned by Benoît and printed in the original typewriter typeface.


Iisbn 978-1-77171490-7
90 pages
6 x 9
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