Born to a poor family, Brault in all his work has expressed his attachment to the humble realities of life and his search for a simple and basic wisdom. His collection, Mémoire (1965 and 1968, Prix de poésie du Québec, 1965, and Prix France-Canada, 1968), containing "Suite fraternelle," made him famous as a poet of contemporary urban life and of a country as yet unbuilt.
His poetic works continued in a more philosophical vein with La Poésie ce matin (1971), Poèmes des quatre côtés (1975), L'en dessous l'admirable (1975), Trois fois passera (1981) and Moments fragiles (1984). Playwright (Trois partitions, 1972, including Quand nous serons heureux, Governor General's Award,
Author MICHEL LEMAIRE
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