Pierre Nepveu, Canada

(c) Karine PrÇvost Nepveu

Pierre Nepveu was born in 1946 in Montreal and taught literature at the University of Montreal for more than thirty years. He is the author of ten collections of poetry including Les verbes majeurs (Éditions du Noroît, 2009) and La dureté des matières et de l’eau (Éditions du Noroît, 2015), and a critic, essayist and novelist. For his poetry his awards include the Governor General’s Award; for his literary work he has also been awarded the Ordre national du Québec in 2018. He is co-editor of the Anthology of Poetry from Québec and the biographer of Gaston Miron as well as the translator of such poets as John Ashbery.

Publications (Selection):
Épisodes. L’Hexagone, 1977
Couleur chair. L’Hexagone, 1980
Romans-fleuves. Le Noroît, 1997
Lignes aériennes. Éditions du Noroît, 2002
Les verbes majeurs. Éditions du Noroît, 2009
La dureté des matières et de l’eau. Éditions du Noroît, 2015

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