Veiled Countries/Lives are the two discrete series of poems (published in French in 1964) which form the complete poetic oeuvre of Marie-Claire Blais, the prize-winning fiction writer. This is the first time they have appeared in English.
Michael Harris' most recent book of poems, Circus (2010) was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. He is a two-time winner of the CBC Literary Competition, and has translated the complete poetry of Marie-Claire Blais (Veiled Countries\ Lives). He lives in Montreal, Quebec, where runs Montreal Books, a rare and used Internet bookshop. During his tenure as editor of Signal Editions, Michael Harris saw through to publication some 60 titles. The present volume is Signal's 100th book.