Beyond All Reason

Emmanuelle Vivier, a Paris-born translator and poet, has written a book of poems that charts the course of a disillusioned woman who starts an affair that leads to the beginning of a life of self-discovery. This is the third title in the First Lines series done by Black Moss Press. The series puts into print the first book of poetry by a new writer. This collection is poignant and fresh. The first section speaks about an accident that nearly kills her, and in fact, does kill the baby growing inside her. The second section addresses the clandestine relationship, knowing it could mean the end of an unhappy marriage. She moves from the safety net of financial support a dying marriage to a freedom and identity with someone else. The story is universal in its presentation.
Emmanuelle Vivier is a French-born author who now lives and works as a translator in Windsor, Ontario. Her work has appeared in a number of peri- odicals including The Windsor Review and Room of One’s Own. She has read her poetry in a number of venues, including Shakespeare & Co. in Paris.

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