Publication Year



From: Avant Desire


Texts in this section include: The Marginal Way (Jennifer Moxley) – Field of Action for New Forms (Larry Shouldice) – The Most Precious Things in the Future Will Be Water, Silence, and a Human Voice (written in English) – The Frame Work of Desire, from Theory, A Sunday (Erica Weitzman) – Salon: Catherine Mavrikakis Talks with Nicole Brossard

and Nathanaël (Katia Grubisic) – Lorem Ipsum (Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood) – And Suddenly I Find Myself Remaking the World (Oana Avasilichioaei and Rhonda Mullins)



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.