Summer in Furnished Rooms

By (author): Marc Plourde

From the age of seventeen, Marc Plourde has preferred to recount his experiences through poetry. His new collection, Summer in Furnished Rooms, tunnels into fifty-five years of life, retrieving episodes that may seem like fiction when viewed from the distance of time. From toucans and paradise tanagers undulating in waves of colour on a Colombia wildlife preserve, to Franz Kafka and a dog named Anonymous crossing the Charles Bridge in Prague, to a tourist’s quest for diamonds in the ports of Saint Lucia and Saint Martin, moments and people almost lost to time are brought to light once more in this superb collection.

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Marc Plourde

Marc Plourde established himself both as a poet and as a translator at a young age; he was included in the Penguin anthology of Canadian poetry before he was twenty. He is the author three collections of poetry — Touchings, The White Magnet, and Borrowed Days — and a short story collection called The Spark Plug Thief. Plourde has translated works by Victor-Lévy Beaulieu, Gaston Miron, and Gilbert Langevin. He lives in Montréal, Québec.

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From the age of seventeen, Marc Plourde has preferred to recount his experiences through poetry. His new collection, Summer in Furnished Rooms, tunnels into fifty-five years of life, retrieving episodes that may seem like fiction when viewed from the distance of time. From toucans and paradise tanagers undulating in waves of colour on a Colombia wildlife preserve, to Franz Kafka and a dog named Anonymous crossing the Charles Bridge in Prague, to a tourist’s quest for diamonds in the ports of Saint Lucia and Saint Martin, moments and people almost lost to time are brought to light once more in this superb collection.

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Dimensions:

96 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in

Published:

April 06, 2024

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Cormorant Books

ISBN:

9781770867444

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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