Marie-Hélène Voyer

Expo habitat

Habitat Expo

April 4, 2019
Poetry
174 pages
128 × 190 mm
18 €
9782924898123
978-2-9248-9812-3
Marie-Hélène Voyer, Expo habitat
Marie-Hélène Voyer, Expo habitat

A new voice that capsizes thanks to a necessary and unifying poetry.

She is twelve years old and as many huts on la câliboire de calvasse de câlasse de câlique de caltor de ferme, which she loved more than anything else, on the trap lines, in the winding crossings where she learned to walk in the dark, to tame the worried steps, to live in the impassable countryside.

For Marie-Hélène Voyer, every place is a way of being, a way of saying—or not saying. Through a country that can only be built by living, she offers a formidable poetic journey through a country that can only be built by living, she offers a formidable poetic journey through a country that can only be built by living. The voice is cunning, densifies, transforms and adapts; the language of childhood slips in. In the mode of oscillation, a fascinating and anguishing Quebec rurality appears, a hollow and disappointing urbanity, and, ultimately, a salutary boreality.

The author

Marie-Hélène Voyer was born in Le Bic, a small Quebec village, in the early 1980s. Not knowing how to milk a cow, she left the family farm very early on to devote herself to literature. She holds a doctorate in literary studies from Université Laval. She teaches literature at the Cégep de Rimouski, raises a happy family and slowly but surely learns the rudiments of maple syrup production. Expo Habitat is her first book of poetry.

April 4, 2019
Poetry
174 pages
128 × 190 mm
18 €
9782924898123
978-2-9248-9812-3