De perdre tes pas

De perdre tes pasA collection of poems
By Jérôme Melançon


Nos pieds soudés, ici,
Nos mains liées, ici,

Tendues
Répondant                      l’une à   l’autre
Attirés

Sans ressentir le besoin de se rejoindre

This is Jérôme Melançon’s first book of poetry, where he borrows from the poetic form of the elementary morality and from the more classic form of the sonnet, De perdre tes pas is an audio, visual and physical happening. The space on the page becomes a world where the moving tension of distance being expressed unites and challenges the couple, a paradoxical experience of elastic space, always seeking a slower proximity and multiplied tenfold by the obstacles of the city.

Having a particular interest in interpersonal relations and how they are dealt with by philosophy and politics, which he teaches in Alberta, Canada, Jérôme Melançon has, for the past few years, focused on a poetic exploration of relations with others as given media coverage by cities and places.

A native of Quebec, Jérôme Melançon writes and teaches philosophy and Canadian politics in Camrose, Alberta.
After earning a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Ottawa, he obtained his Ph.D. from Université Paris Diderot, having written his thesis on the political philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

His interests also extend to the philosophy of democracy as well as the relationship between philosophy, politics, literature and pop music. Among other things, he has penned articles on Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire and even the rock band Radiohead.

72 pages
16,95 $ CAN
ISBN 978-2-89611-085-8

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