A strong breath of love for generations of forgotten women.
Mouron des champs tells the story of hard and entangled lives, of the destinies of farmers’ daughters, of poor women at the end of the line, of tireless working mothers with corseted desires. Brilliantly revitalizing the vocabulary of popular speech, Marie-Hélène Voyer delves into the places of family life where the grip of domesticity and the violence of restraint are tightened. This deep poetry, packed like a loaf of bread, carries the voice of the dead and brings to light the encasements of the past.
Mouron des champs, followed by the essay Ce peu qui nous fonde, is an opportunity for the poet to return to the disappearance of her mother, this woman of ashes who is collapsing, to the shadows that have hovered since childhood and to the emancipation that writing allows.
A breath of love to learn to live.