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From: Entre Rive and Shore


The Source refers to the family lore of the author, Dominique Bernier-Cormier’s family whose ancestor, Pierrot Cormier, escaped the Acadian deportation by disguising himself as a woman and offers the reader contexts into the history of the Acadians, his family, and languages and identity.



Dominique Bernier-Cormier

Dominique Bernier-Cormier is a Québécois/Acadian poet, translator, and teacher. He is the author of Entre Rive and Shore and Correspondent. Correspondent was longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award and an excerpt was featured on public transit across British Columbia as part of the Poetry in Transit program. Bernier-Cormier’s poetry has also won the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem and was a finalist for a National Magazine Award, the Montreal International Poetry Prize, and Arc’s Poem of the Year Award. He lives in Vancouver, where he writes and teaches in both French and English.