Sunday, September 03, 2006

Pauline Michel

Pauline Michel
Originally uploaded by random acts of poetry.
Pauline Michel has taught at the secondary school, college and university level. She has published fiction, poetry, children's books, songbooks and textbooks. She has also written for theatre (Au fil de l'autre, Duchesne éditeur, 2006) and for several television shows.

She has brought her poems and songs into schools and universities in Canada, Europe and Africa, and has performed in galas and festivals throughout France and Québec. As a singer-songwriter, she has produced five albums, two for adults and three for children. Pauline Michel won "Québec en chanson" competition in 1980 and received a grant from the Canadian Embassy in Paris to tour southern France.

Among her book publications are L'oeil sauvage (poetry) and works of fiction: Mirage (novel), Frissons d'enfants / Haunted childhoods (short stories translated by Nigel Spencer), Les yeux d'eau (novel translated by Jonathan Kaplansky), Le papillon de Vénus (novel translated by Jonathan Kaplansky; to be published by Broken Jaw Press in 2007).

Pauline Michel was appointed for a two-year term to the position of Parliamentary Poet Laureate in November 2004 following a Canada-wide search. A few of the poems she has written during her term have been published in a collection by Broken Jaw Press this year: Funambule / Tightrope.

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