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Jo-Anne Elder

Discover "How I Remember You", a video-poem by Jo-Anne Elder and Étienne Boivin.


Text: Jo-Anne Elder

Film and music: Étienne Boivin (Atlas Films)


ABOUT JO-ANNE ELDER

Jo-Anne Elder is a writer, editor, educator, and translator. Raised in Burlington, Ontario, she is currently a resident of Fredericton, New Brunswick. She received her B.A. in French Studies from Trent University, Ontario, and completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Canadian Literature at Université de Sherbrooke, Quebéc.


Jo-Anne Elder has taught at St. Thomas University and Université de Moncton. She is a member of the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (International Federation of Translators), a board member for ATTLC/LTAC (Literacy Translators’ Association of Canada), and a literary translator at Transfiction Translation Services. She runs editions ellipse inc., a not-for-profit publication promoting literary translation and intercultural awareness. In addition to editing ellipse magazine from 1969-2012, Jo-Anne Elder organized the Side by Side Festival of Literary Translation until 2010 and offers workshops, talks, and bilingual and multilingual book readings.


Jo-Anne Elder has translated more than a dozen novels and story collections and has written many pieces of her own. Her first book of poetry, Postcards from Ex-Lovers (Broken Jaw Press, 2005), won the Writers Federation of New Brunswick’s inaugural David Adams Richards prize. Jo-Anne Elder was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for translation in 2003, 2009 and 2010.

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