Nicole Brossard was born in Montreal in 1943. Poet, novelist, and essayist, she has published more than twenty books since 1965. Seven have been translated into English, among them A Book, Daydream Mechanics, French Kiss, and These Our Mothers. She is co-founder of La Barre du jour (1965), co-director of the film Some American Feminists (1976), and president of the Third International Feminist Book Fair (Montreal 1988). She is twice winner of the Governor Generals' Award for poetry.