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Le poème est une maison de bord de mer

Jury Statement

Le poème est une maison de bord de mer, Normand de Bellefeuille's magnificent collection of poetry, mixes ideas and emotions from which "dark reality" paradoxically gives rise to a work with a positive outlook. More than ever, the language is rooted in an experience that draws us into the deeper reaches of all that is left unsaid.


Le poème est une maison de bord de mer

By Normand de Bellefeuille

  • Book Details
  • Published by Les Éditions du Noroît; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia
  • ISBN: 978-2-89018-946-1
Normand de Bellefeuille

Normand de Bellefeuille

Photo: Mireille Bertrand

Who is Normand de Bellefeuille?

Normand de Bellefeuille wins his second Governor General’s Literary Award in 2016 with Le poème est une maison de bord de mer. A poet, essayist and writer of short stories and novels, Normand de Bellefeuille won his first GG Books award for poetry in 2000 for La Marche de l'aveugle sans son chien, a collection that also earned the Prix Alain-Grandbois from the Académie des lettres du Québec. His many other awards include the Prix Émile-Nelligan for Le livre du devoir (1984). In 1986, Catégoriques un deux et trois won the poetry award from the Fondation des Forges, and that same year he received the Adrienne-Choquette short story prize. Normand de Bellefeuille has also won two Radio-Canada literary awards. He lives in Montreal.