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The major verbs /
Pierre Nepveu ; translated from the French by Donald Winkler.
imprint
Montréal : Signal Editions ; [Chicago] : Distributed in the U.S. by Independent Publishers Group, c2012.
description
89 p. : port.
ISBN
1550653393, 9781550653397
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imprint
Montréal : Signal Editions ; [Chicago] : Distributed in the U.S. by Independent Publishers Group, c2012.
isbn
1550653393
9781550653397
standard identifier
40022044543
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Woman Asleep in the Subway -- Stones on the Table -- Exercises in Survival.
general note
Poems.
Translation of: Les verbes majeurs.
catalogue key
9052800
 
Purchase; DSO; 2013; RB303950.
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"An epic poem that acknowledges the dispossessed, this book is a journey into sorrow and compassion." --Governor General's Award Jury on Mirabel
"An epic poem that acknowledges the dispossessed, this book is a journey into sorrow and compassion." Governor General's Award Jury on Mirabel
"There is something familiar about this constrained and passionate book, how it sings to the little woodland, how it yearns for green. . . . Mirabel is moving, and all of it is skillful, each line, just bang on in its simplicity." --Sina Queyras, poet and author, Lemon Hound on Mirabel
"There is something familiar about this constrained and passionate book, how it sings to the little woodland, how it yearns for green. . . . Mirabel is moving, and all of it is skillful, each line, just bang on in its simplicity." Sina Queyras, poet and author, Lemon Hound on Mirabel
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Main Description
Pierre Nepveu is unique among French Quebec poets for having forged a voice at once unadorned, sensuous, and adventurous, and this new collection is a masterwork consisting of three sequences. The first focuses on an immigrant night cleaner glimpsed on a subway; the second, a riff on a group of stones on a tab≤ and the final sequence concerns the poet's parents and their deaths. The book closes with a long meditative poem written in the American southwest. In the original French, this collection was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Poetry in 2010.
Main Description
Pierre Nepveu is unique among French Quebec poets for having forged a voice at once unadorned, sensuous and adventurous.His new collection, The Major Verbs ,is a masterwork consisting of three sequences: one focussing on an immigrant night cleaner glimpsed on a subway, another, a riff on a group of stones on a table, and the third concerning the poet's parents and their deaths.The book closes with a long meditative poem written in the American southwest. The Major Verbs (under its original title, Les Verbes Majeur ) was nominated for a Governor-General's Award for Poetry in 2010. Nepveu's poetry collection, Mirabel won the 2003 Governor General Award for its original French-language edition and the 2004Governor General Award for Translation (Judith Cowan,translator, Signal Editions).

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