Raôul Duguay

Val-d’Or, Québec, 1939

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Upon completion of his secondary education, Raôul Duguay pursued his studies in philosophy at the level of the doctorate. He launched his career as an interdisciplinary, multi-talented, innovative and eminently marginal artist at the outset of the 1960s. A co-founder of L’Infonie with Walter Boudreau, his artistic personality is multi-faceted: professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the Université de Montréal as well at CÉGEP Maisonneuve, professor of poetry composition at UQÀM, speaker, literary and music critic, Raôul Duguay is also a poet, singer, comedian, playwright, and author-composer. His publications include a number of texts written for journals such as Mainmise, Liberté, Hobo-Québec, as well as some unpublished works for the theatre. He has also appeared as a comedian in film, and is the author of several CDs. In 1991 he was awarded the Prix Paul-Gilson, for his poem Golgot(h)a that he performed on Walter Boudreau’s music.