quand le silence inonde
la lumière avant et après le malheur
villes avec du vent dans les cheveux
puisque tu aimes debout bien te tenir
pour voir sous les ponts
l’eau de torrent et de source vive
rouler dans le temps comme en la poitrine
puis tu les aperçois revenant de loin
Paul Celan et Virginia Woolf
dans leur élan de marche
quand le silence inonde
vive em: Outremont, Montreal, Quebec, Canadá
Nicole Brossard (Montreal, 1943), poet and novelist, received a literature degree from the Université de Montréal and a teaching degree from the Université du Québec. She taught for two years, then chose a literary career to which she has devoted herself entirely, especially to avant-garde movements. In 1965, she founded the magazine La Barre du Jour, and was its director. She participated in the Havana Cultural Congress in 1968, piloted the Quebec dossier for the magazine Opus International, was part of the steering committee for the International Writers’ Meeting in 1975 (theme: women and writing), and attended the Cerisy meetings on Quebec literature (1980).
Over the last years, Brossard has given a large number of lectures and talks around the world and participated in several poetry festivals, including Struga, Barcelona, Coimbra and Morelia. In 1991, she published, in collaboration with Lisette Girouard, L’Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec, an indispensable reference tool. In 2002, Brossard published an anthology called Poèmes à dire la francophonie.
Nicole Brossard was among the founders of the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois. She has received numerous awards, including the Governor-General’s twice: in 1974 for Mécanique jongleuse and in 1984 for Double impression. In 1989, she also won the Grand Prix du festival international de poésie for Installations and À tout regard, and the Prix Athanase-David in 1991 for the body of her work. She joined the Académie des lettres du Québec in 1994. In 1991, she received an honoris causa degree from the University of Western Ontario and in 1997, the University of Sherbrooke gave her a similar honor in letters and communication. In 1999, she won the Grand Prix du Festival international de poésie de Trois-Rivières a second time for Au présent des veines and Musée de l’os et de l’eau. She won the W. O. Mitchell Award in 2003 and, in 2006, the Molson Prize from the Canada Council. In 2008, she was a finalist for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize for Excellence.
Her books have been translated into English and Spanish, but also Japanese, Slovenian, German, and Catalan. Her most recent works include La Capture du sombre (2007) and Ardeur (2008).
Her literary practice has placed her at the heart of feminist and avant-garde writing. Her work is fluid, sensual and features ellipses, in poetry as in her novels, where her characters reveal their emotions only through allusion. Her work arises from a complex poetic universe, both open to the world and very intimate.
“Nicole Brossard’s work, unique in Quebec poetry, has created enthusiasm at home and abroad. From the very start, her writing has been a beacon for the generations of writers who have followed,” we read in the anthology of her poetry D’aube et de civilisation (2008).
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