The Four-Doored House

Pierre Nepveu
Translated by Donald Winkler

“The striking, densely packed, remarkably translated poems of The Four-Doored House deserve time spent with them as they stretch out time across verses, thoughtfully observing loved ones and the self throughout life.” – Robyn Fadden, Montreal Review of Books

“Both Winkler and Nepveu have won Governor General Awards for Literature—one of Winkler’s is for the previous translation of Nepveu’s The Major Verbs, which was also published by Véhicule Press. The voice here, passed from one writer to the next, is a remarkable culmination of their previous collaborative work. It is a career-defining collection for both artists.” … “The Four-Doored House is love poured into exact and moving images.” … “It is a profound, generative, whirlwind of a collection that wants to shatter the linearity of time.” – Emily Mernin, Canadian Notes and Queries