About the Author

Nicole Brossard

 

Nicole Brossard published her first collection of poetry in 1965. The national and international influence of her thirty collections of poetry, ten novels, four book-length essays, and numerous theoretical articles has been enormous. Her latest work in translation, Notebook of Roses and Civilization, was shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Louise H. Forsyth was the chair of the French department at the University of Western Ontario, dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan, and president of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her academic specializations are contemporary Quebec women poets and playwrights, and she has recently edited Nicole Brossard: Essays on Her Works and Anthology of Qu?bec Women’s Plays in English Translation, Vol. I (1966—1986) and Vol. II (1987—2003).

 

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Ardour

Ardour

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Avant Desire

Avant Desire

A Nicole Brossard Reader
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Fences in Breathing

Fences in Breathing

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Mauve Desert

Mauve Desert

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Mobility of Light

Mobility of Light

The Poetry of Nicole Brossard
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Excerpt

Marginal Way by Nicole Brossard; translated by Anne-Marie Wheeler

intention extreme beauty

landscape you add it to the light

of the penchant

the hour is propitious beyond reality

the cosmic body approaches far off

in the marginal way, flagrant attitude

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it's not familiar in shadow

the cliff

boundaries destroy sight

yet being I say traverse the echo

aerial feminine in the equation above

the seas, syllable here hope

my mind stirs woman essential

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if in shadow I think of passion

on the back of fragments in full quietude

it's an aspect of reading

a position taken to see there

matter on boundaries cleaves eyes

I exist live to air

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Notebook of Roses and Civilization

Notebook of Roses and Civilization

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Raddle Moon 17

22 Vancouver Poets
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The Blue Books

The Blue Books

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White Piano

White Piano

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Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon

Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon

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