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By Michel Garneau. 2002
On aime les excès du poète Michel Garneau. On aime ses débordements langagiers, ses appropriations merveilleuses, ses trouvailles fantastiques, sa… désinvolture totale. On aime qu'il rappelle que "tout le monde est poète" et que "c'est l'anarchie qui règne en poésie". On aime le Garneau jouisseur, libre penseur entre les morts, qui célèbre sa venue au monde tous les jours, on aime le Garneau généreux qui offre son cur et ouvre sa porte à celui ou celle qui habite comme lui les saisons de l'amour, "louchant sur la beauté des choses". Il faut lire Michel Garneau dans le silence des matins douillets ou à voix haute, mais sans modération aucune. 2002.
By Patrice Desbiens. 1995
By Gale Garnett. 2003
Johnny Reed is a gifted black actor who leaves America for Greece, where he now has a job and a… family. Theddo Daniels is an African-American civil rights activist and a closeted homosexual in the early stages of AIDS, in Greece to write his memoirs. The two men meet and become friends, while they and Johnny's wife must deal with the secrets and horrors of their pasts. Some strong language. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2003.
By Steven Herrick. 2000
Billy runs away from an unhappy family situation to set up house in an abandoned freight car. The story is… revealed in alternating verse, describing the innermost thoughts of the three main characters: 16-year-old Billy; Caitlin, the wealthy townie with whom he forms a bond; and Old Bill, the lawyer-turned-alcoholic hobo to whom Billy reaches out - and who gives Billy an astonishing gift in return. For senior high readers. 2004, c2000.
By Émile Nelligan. 1966
By Gaston Miron. 1970
Recours poétiques et didactiques d'un poète "barde national" qui est aussi une légende. L'auteur de "L'homme rapaillé" considérait son écriture… comme "non définitive" aussi longtemps que ne serait pas réglée le préalable question politique (l'indépendance). 1970.
By Rina Lasnier. 1995
New York Times bestseller! Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything… not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he's been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift. "A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll." -Booklist, starred review "Many readers will identify with Blade's struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider." -Publishers Weekly "The authentic character development and tone will strike a chord with young adults." -School Library Journal
By Paul Chamberland. 1985
By Robert Desnos. 1998
By Raymond Lévesque. 1969
By Saint-Denys Garneau. 1972
By André Brochu. 2004
Comme un roulement de tonnerre, les poèmes d'André Brochu créent un univers festif qui ne nie pas les ombres. Au… bruit du monde répond le fracas du poème. Dans la voix tendre et ironique d'André Brochu, passe le monde dans toutes ses tonalités. Prix du Gouverneur général (poésie), 2004.
By Jacques Roubaud. 2004
By Richard De Bessonet. 1987
La poésie et le poète, comme la publication même de ce recueil, sont à la fois québécois et créoles, natif… et métisse, un mélange de soleil et de neige, une collaboration entre le Québec et la Louisiane. Richard deBessonnet, enfant d'un père québécois et d'une mère louisianaise, est chez lui au Québec, mais il arrive aussi vers la fin de ce recueil à fouiller un peu dans ses tiroirs matriarcaux. 1987.
From award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, comes Solo, a YA novel written… in poetic verse. <P>Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn’t really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can’t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun—including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. <P>Haunted by memories of his mother—who died when Blade was nine—and the ruin his father’s washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But, he’s not all alone: He’s got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret—one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. <P>Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He soon sets out on a journey that will change everything he thought to be true. His quest lands him in Ghana, stuck in a village just shy of where answers to the secret can be found. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn’t have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.With his signature intricacy, intimacy, and poetic style, Kwame Alexander explores what it means to finally come home. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Stan Charnofsky. 2017
Wealthy, mega-successful parents reared Harry Schiff to hunger for fame and fortune. At college he sees others throw off family… fiats and successfully begin to define themselves. He meets Juliet, driven to be an actor, sensuous, passionate, yet never with commitment. His good friend, Katy Bloom, also a striving actor, becomes his confidante, secretly in love with him. A fourth buddy, Galen Thurston, an Adonis, blessed with Hollywood connections, gets a seeming break because of his father, but with strings. A tragedy explodes when Galen discovers his father’s ugly secret. The group’s chemistry is altered with an intrigue that involves both Harry’s and Galen’s parents. Juliet is on her rocket to fame, her own family’s tale so sordid that she cannot tolerate her father’s presence. Is Harry Juliet’s toy? She would deny it, but eventually, Harry must face off his two demons: his parents’ domination and Juliet’s emotional indifference. Resolution comes when he gets a heady break, screws up his courage to confront his issues, and sees Katy Bloom in another light. To be true to himself becomes more important than to become famous.
By Joshua Trotter. 2011
Like the promise of its title, All This Could Be Yours is full of elusive gifts. Joshua Trotter's debut collection… is a metaphysical hall of windows that seem to be mirrors and mirrors presenting themselves as windows.
By Thomas Heise. 2013
"A deeply melancholic and moving work of art."-Carole MasoEvery writer is a man or woman resuscitated, brought back for a… little while before being dismissed. While I was hovering in bed barely asleep, my father would sneak in to check on me. Sometimes he came in the shape of a stranger, but his black eyes with a mark of sorrow never changed. When I was younger I could run so fast my shadow would fly off me. I would leave it behind in the city where I was born. There was no city, only my mother's arms. Dear grief, hermetic as a goat's skull. The future where you are, but how to get there except waiting another year.The narrator in Thomas Heise's adventurous novel tries to fuse together his present and past, abandonment by his parents, childhood in an orphanage, and a strong sense of disconnection from his adult life. The story is written in columnar, densely lyrical sections, looping and vertiginously dropping into the speaker's past, across several cities in Europe. W.G. Sebald, Samuel Beckett, and Michelangelo Antonioni's films come to mind, especially L'Avventura and Red Desert. Heise's language is precise (dirigibles "no larger than a fennel seed") and his lush, unfolding sentences offer a great, gorgeous pleasure. Moth is a haunting, one-of-a-kind novel that will stay with the reader for a long, long time.Thomas Heise is the author of Horror Vacui: Poems and Urban Underworlds: A Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture. He teaches at McGill University.
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess. 2018
When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best… friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they’ve got to find cool. <P><P>Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone. Noah soon finds himself navigating the worlds of jazz, batting cages, the strange advice of Walt’s Dairy Queen-employed cousin, as well as Walt’s own perceptions of what is actually cool. <P><P>Status quo seems inevitable until Noah stumbles on a stash of old love letters. Each page contains the words he’s always wanted to say to Sam, and he begins secretly creating artwork using the lines that speak his heart. But when his private artwork becomes public, Noah has a decision to make: continue his life in the dugout and possibly lose the girl forever, or take a swing and make his voice heard? <P><P>At the same time, numerous American flags are being left around town. While some think it’s a harmless prank and others see it as a form of peaceful protest, Noah can’t shake the feeling something bigger is happening to his community. Especially after he witnesses events that hint divides and prejudices run deeper than he realized. <P><P>As the personal and social tensions increase around them, Noah and Walt must decide what is really true when it comes to love, friendship, sacrifice, and fate.New York Times bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) tell a lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that will speak to anyone who’s struggled to find their voice. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>