Danny Plourde

Danny Plourde was born to a biker and a singer, June 6th, 1981, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Shortly after the tear-inducing Summit of the Americas in April 2001, he completed a diploma in Art and Letters with a concentration in Theatre; he then began to study literature at UQAM (BA and MA). Since then, he has been a member of the francophone garage rock band Les Fidel Catrol and has co-directed the literary collective Ectropion. His writing has been published in journals in Quebec and in Korea. He published Vers quelque (which won the Félix Leclercprize) in 2004, Calme aurore: s’unir ailleurs, du napalm plein l’œil (which won the Émile Nelligan prize) in 2007, and Cellule esperanza in 2009, all with Hexagone. Plourde is a performer, musician, and spiritual traveller who hopes one day to become an independent Quebec’s ambassador to a reunified Korea…

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