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BJP eBook 50: Notre langue maternelle et nos langues fraternelles / Our Mother Tongue and Sister Languages (PDF)
By Pauline Michel
Marylea MacDonald, translator
Essay. Dec 2009.
Free download.

Biographical notes

Pauline Michel is a well-known artist and writer in French Canada. Expressing herself in poems, novels, short stories, plays, songs and stories for children, she also writes for radio, television, and film. Her cultural activities have taken her across Canada, to France and several African countries. Pauline was the 2004–2006 Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada. Her publications with Broken Jaw Press include Venus Butterfly, Eyes of Water and the bilingual poetry collection Funambule / Tightrope.

Marylea MacDonald, an educator and translator, was Director of the ESL program at St. Thomas University in Frederiction, NB until her death in 2008. Active on the Editorial Board of revue ellipse mag, she also translated Paul Chanel Malenfant’s Governor General’s Literary Award (Poetry) winning book Des ombres portées into English. It was posthumously published under the title If This Were Death (Guernica, 2009).

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