It was not until publication of his first collected volume of poems, L'Age de la parole (1965), that he gained recognition, being awarded the Prix France-Québec and the Grand Prix littéraire de la ville de Montréal. For political reasons Giguère refused the Governor General's Award in 1974 for La Main au feu (1973). His last collection was Illuminures (1978). Influenced by the surrealists, Giguère always refused to equate poetry and the written word. To him, poetry was a way of life, a perpetual revolt in which the exterior world was invaded by the artist's interior world.
Author JEAN-MARCEL DUCIAUME
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...