Issue 11 Reviews

Five years ago Quebec mourned the death of Paul-Marie Lapointe, a poet Gaston Miron considered to be the greatest  Quebec has ever produced. Born near Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Lapointe lived in Montreal for most of his career, working as a journalist and later as director of programming at the French CBC, Radio-Canada.

It was exciting for me to hear his work living on in a new way a few weeks ago, through the work of a young singer songwriter named Eugénie Jobin. The set I saw was performed with her collaborator, an accomplished and original double bassist named Gabriel Drolet as well as clarinet and sax player Mike Bjella.