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Biography of JoŽl DES ROSIERS


Born on 28/10/1951 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

JoŽl Des Rosiers bornin Haiti on October 28, 1951 is a surgeon, psychiatrist, poet and writer of essays who now lives in Quebec.

He descends from one of the people who signed the act of independance of Haiti. He spent his adolescence in Canada, where his family was living in exile and went over to Strasbourg in France to study medecine and whilst there subscribed to the situationist movement in the early seventies.

As a doctor, poet and essay writer, he has travelled around the world including a long trip to the Sahel after which he published a book of poems Tribu, Savanes and an essay of theories about the Caribean.

His poetry which are often bathed in mystery and sacrifice are full of extreme suspense which have a surprising clinical or melacoholic inspiration inspiring a feeling of sensuel communion and even religious ceremony.

In 1999 he won the Vetiver Grand Prix of Montreal for litterature.

Since 1996 Joel is Vice President of Quebec writers union. He was also vice President of thye Laval literary from 1991 - 1995.†

Last update : 02/28/2011

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