Caroline Dubois is the author of five collections of poetry. She lives in Paris and teaches at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rueil-Malmaison. She has translated American poets, such as Norma Cole and Deborah Richards.
You Are the Businessby Caroline Dubois, Burning Deck Publications, 2008
Finalist for the Best Translated Book Award, 2008
You Are the Business uses an eerie cadence to examine the construction of identity in a media-saturated world. Focusing on icons of cult film from Simone Simon to Blade Runner, Dubois develops a haunting collage of overlay and echo, populated by unsettling twins (a “sister,” a clone, a verbal stutter), that evoke the doubles with which a society based on representation invests us.