Marie-Andrée Gill is an emerging Aboriginal poet from Mashteuiatsh, a First Nations reserve in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. Her first poetry collection, Béante, was published in French by Éditions La Peuplade in 2012 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language poetry.
Between the Moments is one of the most exciting and compelling poetry collections written by emerging Canadian Aboriginal writers. The poems immerse the
reader deep into the reflection of humanity and the tangible reality of life to explore the moments of perplexity and simplicity. Throughout the book, the author roams the crevices of her desires and
invites us into a world filled with stars and tides, mirages and reflections, and moments of confusion and enlightenment to resolve deep emotional issues and to find the light in the darkness. In
Between the Moments, the emotions are overlapping and the feelings are evolving until the end of the night. With persuasive viewpoints, the collection captures timely personal challenges,
examines the author’s quest for identity, and ultimately shares
subtle insight and compassion.