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something like wait for me

in the braille of scars

tonight can i suggest a little punctuation

circle half-moon vertical line of astonishment

a pause that transforms

light and breath 

into language and threshold of fire

Even as vowels tremble in danger and worldly destruction repeats itself on the horizon, Ardour reminds us that the silence pulsing within us is also a language of connection. In these poems, intimacy with the other is another astonishment—a pleasant gasp, a "pause that transforms light and breath into language and threshold of fire." Since her first book appeared fifty years ago, Nicole Brossard has left us breathless, expanding our notion of poetry and its possibilities.

'[Nicole Brossard] is a wholly singular writer, part of a larger movement of Quebec Women's writing, part of feminist writing, avant-garde writing, part of lesbian writing, but wholly, unequivocally, herself.' – Sina Queyras


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Publisher: Coach House Books

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  • ISBN: 9781770564206
  • File size: 2982 KB
  • Release date: October 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781770564206
  • File size: 2982 KB
  • Release date: October 1, 2015

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English

something like wait for me

in the braille of scars

tonight can i suggest a little punctuation

circle half-moon vertical line of astonishment

a pause that transforms

light and breath 

into language and threshold of fire

Even as vowels tremble in danger and worldly destruction repeats itself on the horizon, Ardour reminds us that the silence pulsing within us is also a language of connection. In these poems, intimacy with the other is another astonishment—a pleasant gasp, a "pause that transforms light and breath into language and threshold of fire." Since her first book appeared fifty years ago, Nicole Brossard has left us breathless, expanding our notion of poetry and its possibilities.

'[Nicole Brossard] is a wholly singular writer, part of a larger movement of Quebec Women's writing, part of feminist writing, avant-garde writing, part of lesbian writing, but wholly, unequivocally, herself.' – Sina Queyras


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