Modern Languages & Comparative Literature Presents Globus Seminar with Dr. Joel Des Rosiers
Haitian born Quebec poet and psychiatrist, Dr. Des Rosiers, will speak on Migrations: Quebec and Haiti as reflected in his poetry including his recent collection Caiques. Presentation, poetry reading in French, discussion in French and English.
r.s.v.p. Prof. Debra Popkin 646-312-4222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Des Rosiers was born in Les Cayes, Haiti. He is a descendant of Nicolas Malet, a French revolutionary colonist and signatory of the Act of Independence. When his family went into exile, they migrated to Quebec, where he has lived since the age of ten. He studied in Strasbourg, France during the 1970’s. A psychiatrist as well as a poet, he has published texts in many publications, such as Mobius, Poésie I, Tribune Juive, Vice Versa, Drives, Lettres Québécoises, among others.
A much sought after literary artist, Dr. Des Rosiers has been invited to read his poetry in many conferences and literary events in the United States as well as in Europe and the French West Indies. His work has gained international recognition and he is included in American, French, Spanish and Chinese anthologies. He has published several collections of poetry with the Editions Tryptiques and an essay, Théories Caraibes (1996).
The many professional activities engaged in by Joel Des Rosiers include serving as Vice President of the Société Littéraire de Laval from 1991-1995 and as a member of Administrative Council of The Union of Quebec Writers since 1993. He is currently Vice President of The Union of Quebec Writers.
Dr. Des Rosiers has received many honors, among which are the Prix d’excellence artistique de Laval for the sections « Writer of the Year » and « Artistic Creation, » (1993), the Prix de la Société des Ecrivains Canadiens, section Montreal (1996), the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal for Vétiver (1999) and the Grand Prix du festival international de la poésie, (2000). He was also a finalist for the Prix du Gouverneur Général in 2000.