The book’s genius resides in the way in which Hocquard does not deny language’s opacities. They remind us that opacity isn’t something that a poet—at least a good poet—does to language. It is part of what language is as it appears in the world . . . Karla Kelsey, The Constant Critic

The Invention of Glass begins as a book of logic but, through attention, becomes a book on ethics—fluid, like glass smiling.” Brett DeFries

The Invention of Glassby Emmanuel HocquardCanarium Press, 2012
co-translated with Rod Smith
finalist for the Best Translated Book Award, 2012