Born along with the new century, in 2001, and based in Mont-Saint-Guibert in the heart of Walloon Brabant, a new province, Le Coudrier is a breath of fresh air for poets. The woods in which dowsers use their rods is from where their name is derived, and is their emblem.
An artisan publishing house favouring literature which is principally poetic, Le Coudrier publishes, at the cost of the publisher, an average of 10 poetry collections per year.
They are made up of 3 collections : Coudrier (paper-backed books in A5 format, generally illustrated on skecth paper), Sortilèges (bibliophile’s collection including deluxe editions and unique books as well as sewn collections in the Italian format), Coudraie (various texts which aren’t specifically poetic).
Le Coudrier favours personal writing influenced by imagination, sensibility, musicality, and is the opposite of poetic intellectualisation or research sterile of formalism.