Lola Lemire Tostevin

(1500 words)
  • Shelley Boyd (McGill University)

In feminist writing communities in Canada, Lola Lemire Tostevin has played a significant role by bridging the French-English language gap through her bilingual writing practice. A Franco-Ontarian, Tostevin writes primarily in English, but her inclusion of French within her writing and her strong interest in feminism have enabled critics to discuss Tostevin's work in the context of both English Canadian writers, such as Daphne Marlatt, and Quebec writers, such as Nicole Brossard and Gail Scott. Since the publication of her first book of poetry, Color of Her Speech (1982), Tostevin has written six books of poetry, three novels, and a collection of criticism. She also translated Michael Ondaatje's Elimination Dance into a …

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Boyd, Shelley. "Lola Lemire Tostevin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 November 2004
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