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 derniere femme (1991), L'amoureuse interieure (1997), Tomber du jour (1999), Le corps en tete (2001), and Jardin des Vertiges (2002).
Claudine Bertrand was born in Montreal. Author of over twenty books of poetry, she has won the Prix Femmes de merite 1997, has received the Medaille d'or du Rayonnement culturel de la Renaissance francaise, and won the Prix international de poesie Tristan Tzara 2000/2001. She lives in Montreal.