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The Agony of Time: A Remembrance of Marie Uguay

October 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Forty years ago this fall — on Oct. 26, 1981 — the phenomenal Québec poet Marie Uguay’s life and writing were cut short by bone cancer. She was twenty-six years old. Associated with Les intimistes (The Intimists), a group of Québécois poets who emerged in the 1980s and 90s, Uguay left behind three remarkable volumes of poetry and a searing personal journal. Hers is a poetry of luminous image in which words become characters that speak the complexity of desire, the beauty of the material world and the agony of time.

This bilingual (French and English) program will include film clips of Jean-Claude Labrecque’s documentary Marie Uguay, as well as readings from her poems and her personal journal.

Please join us for a remembrance of this remarkable poet.


Stewart Commons
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States


Department of Modern Languages and Classics