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The Night Will Be Insistent: Selected Poems 1987-2002
Guernica Editions, Spring 2006
100 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550712391
ISBN10: 155071239X
Translated from the French
$12.00 Canada, $12.00 US

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The writings of Denise Desautels have circulated in Quebec and Europe for some thirty years. She is considered one of the most talented poets in Quebec, often taking inspiration from the visual arts. As her translator, I was very conscious of this aspect of her work, and when various choices arose in the course of the translation process, I almost always opted for the most pictorial or the most visual element possible. "A picture is worth a thousand words" as the saying goes, but the picture, once created, can give rise in the poet's mind to metaphors and "word art" that allow us to see the same picture in a totally new and profound way. Denise Desautels has performed this feat of poetic legerdemain brilliantly in The Night Will be Insistent -- Daniel Sloate.

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Books by Daniel Sloate

A Father's Revenge A Taste of Earth, A Taste of Flame Aknos and Other Poems Black Diva: Selected Poems 1982-1986 Dead Shadows First Secrets and Other Poems Illuminations Interviews with the Phoenix Isabelle's Notebooks Life in the Singular: Selected Poems Parallel to Life The Countess Plays The Night Will Be Insistent: Selected Poems 1987-2002 The Passions of Mr. Desire: Selected Poems Twentieth Centuries