Hương Ngô, And we are still here…but we are still here, 2021. Hectographs. Installation view: Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow, 2021–22. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Courtesy Prospect New Orleans. Photo: Alex Marks


Boundless and Borderless: An Interview with Hu'o'ng Ngô
  Hu'o'ng Ngô & Erica Vermette


Great Falls
Thomas Legendre

The Flame
Emilie-Noelle Provost


Girlhood Revised
Jeri Theriault

from / The Vents /
Craig Blais

The Sistine Chapel
Denise Duhamel

That Dark
David R. Surette

Long Lake, Bridgton, Maine, August 2021
David R. Surette

Il Danse et Bande dans les Corbeilles de Quête
Patron Henekou

Sailing at Night
Colin W. Sargent

Across from Grandmere's Seafood Shack, Wading the Rocky Shore
Pamela Gemme

Anas Atakora

Chad Parenteau

Have I Not Sung of the Cardinal Flower?
Suzanne S. Rancourt

Creative Non-fiction

Paradise Pond
Claire Alexander-Joly

French Boy
Denis Ledoux

Suzanne S. Rancourt

Provenance : Haïti
Meredith Escudier


Patrick Lacroix, "Tout Nous Serait Possible": Une histoire politique des Franco-Américains (Non-fiction)
Review by David Vermette (Written in English - Cliquez ici pour lire ce compte rendu en français)

Pierre Lavoie, Mille après mille: Célébrité et migrations dans le Nord-Est américain (Non-fiction)
Review by Leslie Choquette

Renee Mallett, The Peyton Place Murder: The True Crime Story Behind the Novel that Shocked the Nation (Non-fiction)
Review by Erin Trahan

Joan Dejean, Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers on the Gulf Coast (Non-Fiction)
Review by Megan St. Marie

Darryl Barthé, Jr., Becoming American in Creole New Orleans, 1896-1949 (Non-fiction)
Review by Leslie Choquette

Kathleen Stein-Smith and Fabrice Jaumont, eds., French All Around Us: French Language and Francophone Culture in the United States (Non-fiction)
Review by Mary Rice-DeFosse

Christine Jones, Now Calls Me Daughter (Poetry)
Review by Abby Paige

Contributors' Notes

Welcome to volume 5 of Résonance. Our editors invite you to explore the new offerings they've selected.

It has been energizing and gratifying to witness how the community of writers associated with our journal has gradually widened. As we continue, we're publishing more recent work by past contributors, appreciating better the scope of their creativity and intellectual engagements. We're jazzed by pieces from first-time contributors that explore both fresh and familiar territory and employ artistic methods that dialogue with what appeared in our first four issues. I feel confident that the playwright and actor Greg Chabot, whose vision guided this journal's inception, would be heartened by what Résonance has become so far.  

Once again, we are extremely grateful to Jacob Albert for his help with our web presence.

Steven Riel, Editor-in-chief