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Blueberries and Apricots

by (author) Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

translated by Howard Scott

Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jul 2018
Canadian, Women Authors, Native American
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In this, her third volume of poetry, this Aboriginal writer from Quebec again confronts the loss of her landscape and language.

On my left hip
a face

I walk
I walk upright
like a shadow

a people on my hip
a boatload of fruit
and the dream inside
women and children first

“A cry rises in me and transfigures me. The world waits for woman to come back as she was born: woman standing, woman powerful, woman resurgent. A call rises in me and I’ve decided to say yes to my birth."

About the authors

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine's profile page

Howard Scott was born in southwestern Ontario and moved to Quebec in 1975. His translation of "L'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. He lives in Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

“Fontaine’s poetry is sparse and intuitive, flowing freely through crystal-clear images.”

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