Claudine Bertrand | The Last Woman | Gazelle Books

The Last Woman, a selection from twenty years of poetry, is a voyage into being and living, into the country where a woman reveals herself without fear. This lyricism of survival emerges directly from an intimacy of words spoken by one in search of roots, loving and spiritual. French critic, Jean-Pierre Faye, says: “Claudine Bertrand stands between Gaston Miron and Tristan Tzara: a Quebec poet who invents her own new language.” This selection includes poems from La dernière femme (1991), L’amoureuse intérieure (1997), Tomber du jour (1999), Le corps en tête (2001), and Jardin des Vertiges (2002). Continue reading