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.
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