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White Piano
By (author): Nicole Brossard Translated by: Robert Majzels Translated by: Erin Moure
9781552452738 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian / General Feb 27, 2013
$17.95 CAD
Active 5 x 7.5 x 0.3 in | 0.42 lb 112 pages Coach House Books

language I'll say yes
from the top of my rib cage
language will you come
out and unearth the salt the certitude

Between the verbs quivering and streaming, White Piano unfolds its variations like musical scores. A play of resonance between pronouns and persons, freely percussive between prose and poetry, and narrating a constellation of questions, White Piano offers readers a 'language that cultivates its own craters of fire and savoir-vie.'

'At once achingly aware of mortality and hell-bound in its determination to press forward, change, and grow, White Piano is as brave as it is linguistically rich.'

Quill & Quire

'[Brossard] writes with a poetic intensity that burns select lines and sometimes entire paragraphs into the reader's mind.'

Montreal Gazette

Nicole Brossard is a poet, novelist and essayist who has published more than thirty books since 1965, including These Our Mothers, Lovhers, Mauve Desert and Baroque at Dawn. She co-founded La Barre du Jour and La Nouvelle Barre du Jour, two important literary journals in Quebec. She has won two Governor General's Awards for poetry, as well as le Prix Athanase-David and the Canada Council's Molson Prize. Her work has been translated into several languages. She lives in Montreal.

Robert Majzels is a novelist, poet, playwright and translator. He is the author of the full-length play This Night the Kapo (Playwrights Canada Press), and four novels, most recently Apikoros Sleuth (The Mercury Press, 2004) and The Humbugs Diet (The Mercury Press, 2007).

Erín Moure is a poet and translator from French, Spanish, Galician and Portuguese; she has published seventeen books of poetry. Her work has received the Governor General’s Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the A. M. Klein Prize, and has been a three-time ­finalist for the Griffin ­Poetry Prize. Her most recent book of poetry is The Unmemntioable (2012).

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