Six Québec poets will present a multimedia bilingual poetic performance at New York University’s La Maison Française (located at 16 Washington Mews at University Place) on Monday, January 30, at 7 p.m. The performance features bilingual readings by the poets, presented in a musical “electro-acoustic” environment, and real-time video art creations. The event is free and open to the public and is hosted in collaboration with Productions Rhizome. For further information, call 212.998.8750 or visit www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.
The poets are:
Simon Dumas, author of two poetry collections, Pastels fauves and Petites îles de soif, and co-founder of Productions Rhizomes, an organization devoted to promoting Québec literature while probing possible liaisons with other artistic fields of activity on stage
Léon Guy Dupuis, whose publications include Vous êtes ici and Rebours and who co-founded the poetry periodical Entrelacs in 1995
Bertran Laverdure, a poet and literary journalist who received the 2003 Rina-Lasnier literary award for Les Fôrets; recently published Rires
Yannick Renaud, who has been a member of the Productions Rhizome team since 2001; author of Des taxidermistes du mouvement
André Roy, author of more than 25 books of poetry, compiled in four series: Formes, Le Cycle des passions, L’Accélérateur d’intensité, and Nuits; winner of numerous awards, most notably the Governor General’s Award for Action Writing.
Elise Turcotte, novelist and poet; received the Emile Nelligan Award for both La Voix de Carla and La Terre est ici; her latest novel, La Maison étrangère, won the Canadian Governor General’s Award in 2003.