A victim of bone cancer, she had her right leg amputated at the age of 21 while she was still undergoing studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal in literature. She died at the age of 26, from cancer, on October 26, 1981.
She was born with the name Marie Lalonde but eventually borrowed her maternal grandfather's name in his honor. He was a violin teacher, an amateur of literature and she viewed him as a role model. She began writing very early, first writing stories for her pleasure. Soon she began writing poetry as she appreciated how full of life a text could become through poetic verses.
|Library resources about |
|By Marie Uguay|
- Signe et rumeur (1976)
- L'Outre-vie (1979)
- Autoportraits (1982) (posthumous)
- Journal 2005 (posthumous)
Works translated into English
- Selected poems (1975-1981) (translated by Daniel Sloate)
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