Past Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate Chloé LaDuchesse is releasing a new book of poetry on May 26 called “Exosquelette.”
Exosquelette means Exoskeleton in English, and the author describes her body as a refuge as well as an “outil” or “tool” for mediating but also a way to express herself, to attach and to flee. In a release from the poet, she describes the exoskeleton as an “Appareil fixé sur le corps pour lui redonner sa mobilité.” Loosely translated, “A device attached to the body to give it back its mobility.”
LaDuchesse writes, “Sans les mots pour barder ma peau, je suis invisible. Ce que j’écris me révèle, devient mon exosquelette.”
“Without words to clothe my skin, I am invisible. What I write reveals me, becomes my exoskeleton.”
Exosquelette, also published by Mémoire d'encrier, and will be available in print and digital format in bookstores on May 26.
The poet also offers an extract from the book:
au commencement il y a la jalousie
je veux que mon corps existe
sans sexe dans l’espace
mouvement ample le respect je veux
que l’idée de mon pouvoir
You can find out more by visiting www.memoiredencrier.com.