Black Diva: Selected Poems, 1982-1986

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Guernica Editions, 1991 - Poetry - 45 pages
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Concerned with the quest for love, this selection, specially translated by Daniel Sloate from various collections of the poet's work, is a lyrical exploration of homosexual love and the angst of solitude.

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About the author (1991)

Born in 1946, Jean-Paul Daoust is one of the central figures in the Quebec poetry scene. He has participated in over 50 literary reviews and magazines. He has published more than a dozen books of poetry and, in 190, won the Governor General's Award for Poetry. Black Diva is the first English translation of his work in book form.

Daniel Sloate (1931-2009) was a prolific poet, playwright and translator. He was the author of numerous books, including I is Another and Of Dissonance and Shadows. Sloate attended the University of Western Ontario (where he obtained an B.A. in French and English) and obtained a doctorate in French literature from the Sorbonne. He taught translation at the Translators' School in Paris before taking a position also teaching translation at the Université de Montréal, where he remained until his retirement in 1995.

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