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Product Details:
ISBN-10: 0945083017
ISBN-13: 978-0945083016
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: June 2007
Publisher: Louisiana Literature Press

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Cover design by Janine Gelineau & Christine Gelineau
Cover image by Janine Gelineau

This anthology began with an innuendo: the unnamed advisor to President George W. Bush who was quoted in the New York Times in 2004 as saying of Massachusetts’ senator John Kerry . . . that Kerry “looks French.” This was not intended as a compliment.

. . . what does it mean to look – or to sound – French . . . or more specifically, Franco-American? Even just thinking casually about this question highlighted the issue . . . for the majority of Americans, if the term itself brought any image to mind, it was likely a red-and-white can of bland spaghetti. . . why is Franco-American so occult an identity in America?

The vision for this anthology was not that it would define Franco-American in any essentialist way and it was not even to collect a group of poems on the theme of French identity. Instead what I had in mind was to bring some measure of visibility to Franco-American through a simple gathering of poets you might well never have thought of holding this particular component of identity in common and letting the poets speak for themselves: in their short bio-essays and in their poems, to provide a forum from which one could hear the wide spectrum of what it might mean to “sound French.” And that is definitely intended as a compliment, though you may find it means things you didn’t expect.

 

Including:
Bedell
Belieu
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Jack B. Bedell
Erin Belieu
Jim Bishop
Boisseau
Bourque
Cole
de Niord
Dufresne
Michelle Boisseau
Darrell Bourque
Henri Cole
Chard de Niord
John Dufresne
Duhamel
Gelineau
Hedge Coke
Ivry
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Denise Duhamel
Christine Gelineau
Allison
Hedge Coke
Benjamin Ivry
Colette Inez
Kercheval
Laux
Marion
Matherne
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Jesse Lee Kercheval
Dorianne Laux
Paul Marion
Beverly Matherne
Kevin Meaux
Paquin
Parenteau
Pecqueur
Pelegrin
Ramke
Ethan Paquin
Chad Parenteau
Jean-Paul Pecqueur
Alison Pelegrin
Bin Ramke
Revell
Cote Robbins
St. Germaine
Savageau
Soniat
Donald Revell
Rhea Cote Robbins
Sheryl
St. Germaine
Cheryl Savageau
Katherine Soniat
Strand
Surette
Theriault
Voisine
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Mark Strand
David R. Surette
Jeri Theriault
Connie Voisine
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