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From: Avant Desire


This first section works to pay homage to Brossard’s celebration of pleasure which, the editors believe, "hinges around the seductive force of desire in its multiple iterations." Includes: Logical Suite (Pierre Joris) – The Part for the Whole (Jennifer Moxley) – Calligrapher/in Drag (Larry Shouldice) – June the Fever (Barbara Godard) – Sous la langue/Under Tongue (Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood) – Ultrasound (Robert Majzels and Erín Moure) – Scenes, from Mauve Desert (Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood) – Hotel Rafale, from Baroque at Dawn (Patricia Claxton) – Sixth Bend, Ninth Bend (Lou Nelson)



Nicole Brossard

Nicole Brossard (b. Montréal, 1943) began publishing in 1965. She has published more than forty books since and twice won the Governor General’s Literary Award. A consummate advocate for literature and feminist discourse, she cofounded and co-directed the avant-garde literary magazine La Barre du jour (1965–1975), co-directed the film Some American Feminists (1976) and co-edited the acclaimed Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec (1991, 2003). Her work has influenced a whole generation poets and feminists and has been translated widely into English as well as Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Slovenian, Romanian, Catalan, and Portuguese.