D. L. Ménard, Alice Fulton

J’ai parti dedans la porte d’en arrière is how you say it, and this video of D.L. Ménard singing his famous song shows it.  I like Louisiana French, with its strange grammars and borrowings.

I feel foreign because unlike the other people in Spanish, my main department, and English, my other one, I study a foreign literature. It is a different kind of personality or mind-set, I find.

The reason I like poetry is that it is always a foreign language. The good strangeness of poetry, someone said.


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