Pierrette Requier: Peace Country Bilingual Poet

October is Canadian Library Month!  You can find Pierrette Requier’s book at Spirit River Municipal Library.

Pierrette Requier was the fourth of eleven siblings: third-generation Peace Country farm people.  Raised in Donnelly, she speaks Northern Alberta dialects of both French and English.

Language is, of course, important in the work of a poet.  Requier’s fluidity with two gives her poems an added richness.  As do her experiences in a small, northern town and a large family.   Many stories from her own life have made their way into her book, Details From the Edge of the Village.  This is a poetry book, but has been described as “novelistic” because of its scope.  Two hundred years of Peace Country history, pioneer conditions, and growing up on a Franco-Albertan farm lie within the pages.

You can find Details From the Edge of the Village at Goodreads, Amazon, and Frontenac House.  There is a sampling of her poetry here.

If you know of a local author or writer (or if you are one!)  Town Spirit would be pleased to hear from you.  Please email townspirit@hotmail.com or leave a comment.  Thanks!

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