Nicole Brossard


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in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
November 27, 1943

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Born in Montreal (Quebec), poet, novelist and essayist Nicole Brossard published her first book in 1965. In 1965 she cofounded the influential literary magazine La Barre du Jour and in 1976 she codirected the film Some American Femnists. She has published eight novels including Picture Theory, Mauve Desert, Baroque at Dawn, an essay "The Aerial Letter" and many books of poetry including Daydream Mechanics, Lovhers, Typhon dru, Installations, Musee de l'os et de l'eau. She has won the Governor General award twice for her poetry (1974, 1984) and Le Grand Prix de Poesie de la Foundation les Forges in 1989 and 1999. Le Prix Athanase-David, which is for a lifetime of literary acheivement, was attributed to her in 1991. That same year she receive ...more

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Mauve Desert

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Yesterday, at the Hotel Cla...

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Notebook of Roses and Civil...

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She Would Be The First Sent...

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Ardour

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Museum of Bone and Water

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Fences in Breathing

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Intimate Journal

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Nicole Brossard: Selections

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White Piano

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“To write, for a lesbian, is to learn to take down the patriarchal posters in her room. It means learning to live with bare walls for a while. It means learning how not to be afraid of the ghosts which assume the color of the bare wall.”
Nicole Brossard, The Aerial Letter

“Je suis partout où je suis.”
Nicole Brossard, La Capture du sombre

“To be a poet is to place pleasure, beauty and sensual delights front and centre, it means having a predilection for debauchery.”
Nicole Brossard

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