For the reader of contemporary literature, The Aerial Letter is a contribution of major significance. Combining twelve pieces developed since the mid-Seventies, it challenges feminist cultural experience and imagination. Brossard's reflections on writing and the emergence and survival of lesbian identity are hard hitting and incisive.
Nicole Brossard was born in Montreal in 1943. Poet, novelist and essayist, she has published more than twenty books since 1965. She is co-founder of La Barre du jour (1965), co-director of the film Some American Feminists (1976), and president of the Third International Feminist Book Fair (Montreal 1988). She is twice winner of the Governor Generals' Award for poetry.Marlene Wildeman is a fiction writer and translator, who has been living in Montreal since 1978. Originally from British Columbia, Marlen has published short stories, poetry, articles and book reviews. Her story, One Became a Roofer, is part of the anthology, Dykeversions, and her Lesbian Lovebirds and Their Ways was published in The Guide to Gracious Lesbian Living.
"A friend said to me with considerable fervour that she had read The Aerial Letter and had loved it. Such a strong emotional response to a book of theory may seem strange, and yet I too have read and loved these texts. Their extraordinary texture and the zany peregrinations of the words have brought me pleasure, insight and joy; they offered me warm complicity."— “Louise H. Forsyth, Professor, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Saskatchewan