Dreaming Reality

By Daniel Groleau Landry
Translated by Howard Scott

Dreaming Reality
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"Dreaming Reality" is an exceptional demonstration of the stunning varieties of human feelings and emotions that are expressed in a vivid way. The poems illustrate the infinite choices of how emotions can be shared in words, perceptions, and symbols. The poet's unique writing ... Read more


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"Dreaming Reality" is an exceptional demonstration of the stunning varieties of human feelings and emotions that are expressed in a vivid way. The poems illustrate the infinite choices of how emotions can be shared in words, perceptions, and symbols. The poet's unique writing style uses metaphors and rhymes to express complex thoughts that nestle within one another. Drawing upon everyday occurrences, common situations, and mystical imagery, the author expertly creates dark and extraordinary fantasies. "Dreaming Reality" reminds us how poetry can powerfully touch our hearts and minds. The French-language edition of this book, "Rêver au reel", won the 2014 Trillium award for poetry.

Daniel Groleau Landry

DANIEL GROLEAU LANDRY is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep love of poetry. He is a Franco-Ontarian born in Sudbury, Ontario and is one of the most powerful poetic voices of his generation. Passionate about arts and literature, Daniel is involved in many cultural projects, shows, and initiatives promoting literacy and poetry throughout the country. He is also a performance-poetry artist, musician, actor, playwright, and director. "Dreaming Reality" is his first poetry book translated from French into English. He currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario. HOWARD SCOTT was born in southwestern Ontario and currently lives in Montreal. His translation of "Euguélionne" by Louky Bersianik won the Governor General Literary Award in 1997. He has translated many poetry, fiction, and non-fiction titles, often in collaboration with Phyllis Aronoff. In 2001, they won the Quebec Writers Federation Translation Award and in 2009 they were shortlisted for the Governor General Literary Award. He is a past president of the Literary Translators Association of Canada.

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