Monique Deland, Canada

(c) Michel Biron

Monique Deland is a French-speaking poet from Montréal, Québec, Canada. Since 1994, she has published seven books of poetry, over a hundred in-depth critical reviews of collections of poetry, and several essays on the creative process in poetry as well as in the visual arts (she is a painter herself, and was an art teacher for nearly twenty years). Deland has won many awards and honours for her writing, including the International Poetry Festival’s Grand Prize Québecor of 2019 for her most recent book of poetry entitled J’ignore combien j’ai d’enfants. In 2014, Deland was elected by her peers to The Academy of Letters of Québec. Outside of Québec, her work is known in France, Spain, Italy, Ireland and now Germany.

Publications (Selection):
Le nord est derrière moi. Le Noroît, 2004
Miniatures, balles perdues et autres désordres. Le Noroît, 2008
Géologie des corps surpeuplés. Le Noroît, 2011
La nuit, tous les dieux sont noirs. Le Noroît, 2014
J’ignore combien j’ai d’enfants. Le Noroît, 2018

Prices (Selection):
2009: Alain-Grandbois-Preis
2010: Félix-Antoine-Savard-Preis
2012: Preis für Prosagedicht Louis Guillaume, Finalistin
2015: Buchpreis Montréal, Finalistin
2019: Québecor-Preis des internationalen Poesiefestivals in Québec

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