Award-winning poet Nicole Brossard interrogates the nature of subjectivity and articulates the unsayable, paying close attention to those transitory moments when passions lodge themselves in metaphor. The intimacy of writing and the body speak together here. This brilliant new translation by Erin Moure and Robert Majzels makes available in English the original, sparse, and highly evocative fragments of Installations, poems that trace and retrace the spiraling movement of language in its eroticism, its longing, and its excesses.
About the Author
Two-time Governor General’s Award winner for her poetry, Nicole Brossard has published more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, and essays since 1965. She has co-founded and co-directed the literary magazine La Barre du Jour, co-directed the film Some American Feminists, and co-edited the acclaimed Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec. Her work has been widely translated into English and Spanish and is also available in many other languages. Nicole has won numerous awards, including winning the Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival Grand Prix Québecor in 1989 and 1999, the Prix Athanase-David in 1991, and the the first Violet Prize awarded by the Blue Metropolis Festival in 2018. She is an officer of the Order of Canada, chevalière of the National Order of Quebec, and a member of l’Académie des lettres du Québec. Nicole lives in Montreal.
About the Translators
Erín Moure is a poet and translator based in Montreal with twelve books of poetry to her credit. Furious was awarded the 1988 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, and WSW received a QSPELL poetry prize. Her 2002 collection, O Cidadán was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person, her translation from the Portuguese of Alberto Caiero/Fernando Pessoa’s O Guardador de Rebanhos, was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the City of Toronto Book Award. Other books include A Frame of the Book, Pillage Laud, Search Procedures, and Little Theatres, which won the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry.
Robert Majzels is a novelist, playwright, translator, and teacher. His other translation work includes the fiction of Anne Dandurand and France Daigle.