Le Déjeu d'A. Voisard

The poems in Déjeu emphasize an important stage in the work of Alexandre Voisard. Indeed the five parts of this book draw up an assessment of the many poetic commitments by the author, from the first texts influenced by surrealism to the committed lyricism of Liberté à l’aube (1967) without forgetting the diverse meditations about time and his formal research in the collections from the 70s to the 90s. We find Voisard’s main concerns: the relationship to the other, to the origins, to the landscape, to the images, to the natal country, to poetry, but captured with the distance of time and the strength of a writing perfectly controlled. His writing is both sufficiently transparent to reveal the multiple sides of otherness and dense enough to keep alive the trace of the subject. Le Déjeu offers the diverse forms of a really ethical poetry, and draws the motion from a writing and its relation to the Other to the resolution of a lyrical subject based on his thought about otherness, including an interrogation on time and landscape.