Jérôme Melançon is a bilingual professor from the University of Regina who is also a poet, a translator, and a philosopher. He thinks a lot about language, identity, minorities, and what it's like to be bilingual, living and moving between two languages in Canada. Jerôme is one of the poets invited to the 28th edition of the Festival international de la poésie de Trois-Rivières, which is happening from Sept. 30 to Oct. 9,2022. In a conversation with host Julie Miller, he talks about poetry and how he got hooked on it, the first thing he ever translated (hint: heavy metal lyrics), what he's looking forward to about the 3R poetry festival, and much more. He'll also comment on whether or not people should be afraid of poetry; listen in to find out what he has to say about that!