From: Avant Desire


The texts in this section demonstrate Brossard’s attentiveness to the power of the written work to make space in the structures that oppress us. Texts include: The Aerial Letter (Marlene Wildeman) – December 1989 among the Centuries (Marlene Wildeman) – From Shadow, from Ardour(Angela Carr) – Femme d’aujourd-hui: An Interview (Geneviève Robichaud)



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.