18 May

Living in Dangerously Smooth Times will be launched on May 26 at Chapters in Dieppe.
I will be there from 2 p.m. until  4 p. m. Looking forward to seeing you there!

499 Paul Dr Dieppe, NB
(506) 855-8075

“Working in the 9 to 5 jungle, might not be so bad if it did not have to get personal.” LIVING IN DANGEROUSLY SMOOTH TIMES is a collection of thoughts: stray stories, tips for living less stressfully, and social – political observations. Humor and sprigs of hope have been planted here.

At a young age, sometime before starting school, Valerie LeBlanc was out playing and began to jump over a hole that some workers had dug for a clothesline pole. In she fell and began calling for help. The hole was a few times deeper than her height and no one heard her. Realizing that she was on her own, Valerie began to climb up the narrow tube. By grabbing onto small rocks, pressing the toes of her shoes into crevasses, and arching her back against the sides of the hole, she was able to save herself. Learning this valuable life-lesson at a young age helped her to form an attitude of optimism and self-reliance that she imparts with a measure of humor in Living in Dangerously Smooth Times.

Language: English
Number of pages: 138
Published by: Basic Bruegel Editions
Publication date: May 2012
Cover illustration, inside illustrations: Valerie LeBlanc
ISBN 978-0-9735206-5-1

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About Valerie LeBlanc

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-­disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device.

L’artiste pluridisciplinaire Valerie LeBlanc est vidéaste, poète, performeuse et essayiste. Son travail oscille entre le remarquable et le quotidien. Elle a exposé ses œuvres en Europe, en Australie et au Brésil. Elle crée des vidéopoèmes depuis le milieu des années 1980 et a inventé le MediaPackBoard (MPB), un appareil de projection mobile pour la performance.

À partir de leur exploration du parc national des Everglades, Daniel H. Dugas et Valerie LeBlanc cartographient dans cet essai poétique les effets de la présence humaine sur le milieu naturel, les traces qu’elle y dépose. Everglades est une ode à la beauté, à la fragilité et à la résilience d’une nature aux prises avec une espèce envahissante, la nôtre.

Through their exploration of the Everglades National Park, Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc document, in this poetic collection, the effects of human presence in the natural world and the traces left behind. Everglades is an ode to the beauty, the fragility and the resilience of nature faced with the invasiveness of a particular species, ours.

Date : Mars 2018
Genre : Poésie
Collection : Poésie
ISBN : 9782897441029

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