Henri Pichette was born on January 26, 1924, in Chataeuroux. At the age of 20, he was a member of the Algerian infantry regiment that took part in the liberation of Marseille. He composed his first poems in 1943. In 1945 during his time in Germany and Austria as a war correspondent, he began his "Apoemes." After meeting Paul Eluard, the other published his first poems in "L'Eternelle Revue."
His friends Antonin Artaud and Max-Pol Fouchet also endorsed the publishing of his poetry. Gerard Philipe and Maria Casares staged his play "Les Epiphanies" in 1947. His poetry began to become politicized in 1952.
After a sojourn in Quebec, he began work on new versions of his dramas "Les Epihanies" and "Nuclea". Pichette also contributed numerous articles to periodicals, including "Les Lettres françaises," "Esprit," and "Mercure de Françe".
Henri Pichette died on October 30, 2000.