This collection of poetry is a selection of award-winning Franco-Ontarian poet Robert Dickson's various collections of poetry, including his Governor-General Award winning Humains paysages en temps de paix relative.
About the authors
Robert Dickson was a Canadian poet, translator, and academic. He worked as a professor at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, and won the Governor General's Literary Award for French poetry in 2002 for his book Humains paysages en temps de paix relative. He passed away in 2007.
Jo-Anne Elder was a member of the Romance Languages Department in 1990-1991. Since then, she has taught French part-time and more recently has taught in the Gender Studies Program. Active as a writer, translator, and editor, she wrote Postcards from Ex-Lovers (Broken Jaw Press, 2005) and has translated many works from French into English. Three of her translations — a novel (Tales from Dog Island: St. Pierre et Miquelon, Killick, 2002) and two books of poems (Beatitudes, Goose Lane, 2007, and One, Goose Lane, 2009) — were shortlisted for Governor General's Awards. She is editor of la revue ellipse magazine, a journal devoted to Canadian literature in translation.