The City


From: Avant Desire


Texts in this section include: From Intimate Journal (Barbara Godard) – Worn Along the Fold (Fiona Strachan) – Screen Skin Utopia, from Picture Theory (Barbara Godard) – Just Once, from French Kiss(Patricia Claxton) – Chapter Two, from Turn of a Pang (Patricia Claxton) – Harmonious Matter Still Manoeuvres (Caroline Bergvall) – Soft Link 1 (Robert Majzels and Erín Moure) – Smooth Horizon of the Verb Love (Robert Majzels and Erín Moure) – Every Ardour (Robert Majzels and Erín Moure) – Theory, A City, an Introduction to Theory, A Sunday by Lisa Robertson – Yesterday, from Yesterday at the Hotel Clarendon (Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood)



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.