French Poets

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Amal El-Mohtar
French

VERSeFest is thrilled to introduce our inaugural Poet-in-Residence, local poet and short fiction author Amal El-Mohtar.

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Andrée Lacelle
French

Andrée Lacelle is the first francophone to be appointed Poet Laureate of Ottawa.

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Annie St-Jean
French

Annie St-Jean is the editor of Slam Outaouais : 10 ans de parole (Renaud-Bray, 2018)

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CéZuRe
French

Slam Poet since 2008, CéZuRe quickly discovered a passion for the stage.

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Chloé LaDuchesse
French

Chloé LaDuchesse is the fifth poet laureate of the city of Greater Sudbury.

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Clara Lagacé
French

Clara Lagacé's first poetry collection En cale sèche (David, 2017) won the Prix Jacques-Poirier at the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais.

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Daniel Groleau Landry
French

Daniel Groleau Landry was awarded the Trillium Book Award for French Poetry and his latest is Fragments de ciel

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Émilie Turmel
French

In Casse-Gueules Émilie Turmel explores the internalized violence of women's bodies and pays tribute to their resilience.

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Eric Charlebois
French Local

Poet, motivational speaker, Éric Charlebois specializes in English-language aboriginal poetry translation.

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Fanny Lachambre
French

A committed humanist, Fanny Lachambre uses words and photographs to communicate her vision of life and all that moves and changes her.

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Guy Jean
French

A VERSeFest Hall of Famer and awarded Gatineau's Prix Hommage, Guy Jean's poetry is internationally acclaimed.

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Herménégilde Chiasson
French

Herménégilde Chiasson is a visual artist, but also a writer, a filmmaker and a playwright.

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Jean-Marc Desgent
French

Jean-Marc Desgent is widely considered a major figure in contemporary francophone poetry.

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Jean-Philippe Raîche
French Canada

Jean-Philippe Raiche is the Poet Laureate of Moncton. 

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José Claer
French

Novelist, short story writer, cultural journalist and slam artist José Claer is, in all genres, first and foremost a poet.

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Julie Huard
French

Author Julie Huard is also a reporter/director, a facilitator, a photographer and a traveler.

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Le Scap
French

Le Scap is a Canadian battle rapper from Gatineau, Quebec.

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Margaret Michèle Cook
French

Margaret Michele Cook is the official French Poet Laureate for Ottawa.

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Marie Darsigny
French

Funny, touching and heart-wrenching, Marie Darsigny's poetry combines nostalgia of spice-tinged Spice Girl and dépanneur wine.

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Melissa Ouimet
French

A songwriter and composer, Franco-Ontarian rocker Melissa Ouimet is also a poet.

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Michel Côté
French

Michel Côté is a poet and visual artist whose work has won many awards. He has also taught philosophy and Chinese thought.

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Michel Ouellette
French

Michel Ouellette is an author, playwright and poet.

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Mike Montreuil
French

A prevailing voice in tanka, haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun in English and French Canada.

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Nicole Brossard
French

Nicole Brossard is an acclaimed Montreal-born poet, novelist and essayist who has won numerous literary awards.

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Noémie Pomerleau-Cloutier
French

Noémie Pomerleau-Cloutier "“ La Poésie Partout, Montréal

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Paul Savoie
French

Paul Savoie is a writer and translator with more than twenty books in both French and English.

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Pierre Nepveu
French

Pierre Nepveu wrote The Hardness of Matter and Water , translated by Donald Winkler, (Signal Editions, 2018).

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Pierrette Requier
French

Pierrette Requier "“ Past Poet Laureate, Edmonton.

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Stefan Psenak
French

Longtemps j'ai porté mes deuils comme des habits trop grands marks the return of Stefan Psenak to poetry.

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