"Homesickness Is a Forgotten Art" is a compelling poetry collection that resonates with the echoes of a subtle presence. Open and attuned to what is, the poems portray complex reflections of deep human emotions and contradictions. Joël Pourbaix is curious about the world and he explores the enigma of the everyday: "I walk the line between the visible and the invisible; what more could you ask for?" The French-language edition of this book won the 2015 Governor General's Award for Poetry in the French language.
Joël Pourbaix has published 15 books of poetry and won the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry in the French language. While pursuing his literary career, he worked in the book industry for close to 20 years and continued his carrier in commercial and cultural development activities in Montreal. He was born in Québec City and currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.Donald Winkler was born in Winnipeg, graduated from the University of Manitoba, and did graduate study at the Yale School of Drama. From 1967 to 1995 he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and since the 1980s, a translator of Quebec literature. In 1994, 2011, and 2013 he won the Governor General's Award for French to English translation, and has been a finalist for the prize on three other occasions. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Donald Winkler is a Montreal-based literary translator of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. He is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for French to English translation, most recently for Pierre Nepveu's The Major Verbs in 2013.
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