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Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui

Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui is originally from the Wendake community, near the city of Québec. A historian, anthropologist, writer, playwright, poet, performer and visual arts curator, he refuses to be categorized and defines himself first and foremost as a creator. His first publication, Yawendara et la forêt des Tètes coupées (Le Loup de Gouttiere, Quebec, 2005), was nominated for a youth award at the Salon international du livre de Québec in 2006. His poetry has been circulated as part of collective projects, in exhibitions and on the Internet, as well as adapted for the animated film Le Ciel pourfendu (J.S Hamel and A. Myotte, Sémaphore Films, 2010). Poetry and performance are his preferred means of contact with the public. Deeply rooted in a postcolonial critical paradigm, Picard-Sioui uses his writings to reinterpret the symbols and values of his people.

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